[WikiEN-l] Libel of organisations or just individuals
saintonge at telus.net
Tue Oct 31 13:21:18 UTC 2006
>On 10/29/06, Steve Block <steve.block at myrealbox.com> wrote:
>>Simon Blandford wrote:
>>>I'm a little unclear on this from reading Wikipedia's policy on libel.
>>>It seems concerned only with libel of individuals. What is the policy
>>>with regards to organisations? In the UK the libel laws cover
>>>organisations as well as individuals.
>> From what I remember last time libel was a hot button issue, there is
>>little regard given to UK laws as there are no assets in the UK. I was
>>told people weren't overly worried about the UK law, only US law as that
>>is where the servers are held.
>There are US laws regarding defamation of organizations too. In fact,
>several US states even have laws against defamation of food.
But Oprah did win her case when she was sued in Texas for badmouthing beef.
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