UK Sets Up A Panel To Review Libel Laws

from the about-time dept

For quite some time, we've been noting how ridiculous UK libel laws are (and, by the way, we still have not been sued by the person in the UK who insisted we had libeled her), and there have been ongoing efforts to change those laws. While it's not much, it's a start to find out that the UK government has set up a panel to review the law. Hopefully this isn't just a panel to make the issue go away. It does sound like a fairly comprehensive review, however. The panel is expected to present its findings in early to mid-March, with a plan to try to implement any recommendations relatively quickly.


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    Idobek (profile), Jan 5th, 2010 @ 9:15am

    The problem...

    There is the unfortunate problem of the general election to be held some time before 06 June. Can we really trust this government not to politise this important review and, indeed, not draft any amendments to the law so poorly as to make a mockery of the review?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 5th, 2010 @ 10:26am

    This article in a UK magazine sums up one of the problems we have regarding the libel law: "an impossible task".

    http://www.private-eye.co.uk/sections.php?section_link=street_of_shame&issue=1252

    R elevant I feel as it seems some of the Judges feel the same about the libel capital(money) of the world.

     

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