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

On Sun, May 18, 2003 at 04:25:34PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Branden mentioned:
> >In the U.K., truth is not a defense to libel.  It's my understanding
> >that it *is* a defense in the U.S.
> In fact, I believe the burden of proof in the US is on the plaintiff to 
> *prove* that the alleged 'libel' is false.
> >So, when an American sues for libel in the U.K., it's a smoking gun 
> >that the "libellous" statements are in fact true.
> Hrrrm?  When an American sues in the UK?  A smoking gun for whose side?

Make up your own mind...


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