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Re: [OT] Droit d'auteur vs. free software?

On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 01:12:10PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> There are already libel and slander laws to prevent damaging a
> person's reputation through falsehoods.

In the U.K., truth is not a defense to libel.  It's my understanding
that it *is* a defense in the U.S.

So, when an American sues for libel in the U.K., it's a smoking gun that
the "libellous" statements are in fact true.

G. Branden Robinson                |     Don't use nuclear weapons to
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     troubleshoot faults.
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