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Subject: Re: UKNM: Legal Responsibility of Content
From: Stefan Magdalinski
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 11:55:08 +0100

Danny O'Brien wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 1998 at 06:54:16PM +0100, Ray Taylor wrote:
> > >You could well be right. I'm no legal-eagle, perhaps someone could
> > >enlighten us on what would happen if a guest on a TV/radio talk show
> > >slandered or libeled a 3rd party. Would the broadcaster be liable, or the
> > >guest, or both?


> But, Criminy, Ray - suppose that with an entirely new area like this, comes
> an obligation above the letter of the law - to attempt to rethink and
> reposition the libel laws to provide more sensible redress? It's not, for
> instance, beyond the realms of credibility that you might be asked one day to
> give an expert opinion as to whether a mailing list like this *should* be
> viewed as a publication. Think what you like, Ray, but I'd hope that
> personally you'd actually access an opinion, rather than just leave it to a
> blundering court who - let's be honest - wouldn't know an e-mail if it jumped
> up and infected their learned faces with the ebola variant of the good news
> virus. That way, one day, suing Sam would be seen as insane as suing Ken
> Morse, rostrum cameraman, and we could all live happily ever after.
> But enough of this heavy stuff. What's your favourite banner ad?

ohh. here I think:


and here:


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