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Subject: Re: UKNM: Legal Responsibility of Content
From: Ian Betteridge
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 15:49:37 +0100

>The last legal action I recall on this subject did suggest something along
>these lines although I don't know whether it would stand up now. The
>alternative scenario, which I may well have to now put in place is for each
>person signing up to the list to be sent terms and conditions for use of
>the list with a much more tightly defined list policy. I've seen this done
>on a couple of American lists, but only a couple.

I can't see this kind of agreement having any kind of force in UK law.
Suppose, for example, that a paper publisher was to include, as part of its
commissions, a clause that stated that the writer was responsible for any
potential libel... it wouldn't wash.

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