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

On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 01:48:47AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> 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.

Which only strengthens the argument that droit d'auteur is unnecessary
for protecting an author's reputation.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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