[Wikipedia-l] German anti-free speech law and Helga

Fred Bauder fredbaud at ctelco.net
Mon Aug 26 21:56:18 UTC 2002

 "Slander" in the US has to meet a /very/
>difficult burden of proof: the speech has to be (1)
>false, (2) deliberately maclicious, (3) cause actual
>harm, and (4) credible, and presented as fact.

Not quite. There is libel and slander. Different rules for each. There is
criminal slander as in the Colorado law. And civil slander. Truth is not
always a defense.


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