Libel

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Libel
1 First Law of Libel
1.1 Truth is a defense for Libel
2 Second Law of Libel
2.1 Qualified Privilege = Applies to Government
2.1.1 "Report fairly & impartially"
2.1.2 Even if what is reported it UNTRUE, BUT you tried for OBJECTIVITY, you have the right to Qualified Privilege.
2.1.3 Opposite of QUALIFIED Privilege = ABSOLUTE Privilege.
2.1.3.1 ABSOLUTE PRIVILEGE = Law of Libel for the President, politicians, public officials.
3 Third Law of Libel
3.1 Fair comment
3.1.1 Applies to all opinion writing (blogs/editorials)
3.1.1.1 As long as the writing is not malicious (no intent to harm)
3.1.1.1.1 Harm = Physical, financial, or harm of character.
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