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House of Lords supports dumping criminal libel

By Steven | October 27, 2009

And about time. We’ve already got rid of it. Mind you, the Aussie state of Victoria, where I am right now, still recognises criminal libel – which includes defamation of dead people and defamation where’s there’s no publication to anyone but the person defamed – and the defences (except truth) aren’t clear. Who knew?

Looks like the UK will axe sedition, too. Also long overdue. And also something we’ve already done.

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