What is the difference between defamation, slander and libel?
Slander is said but libel is written.
Defamation is injuring someone reputation.
Why were libel laws ﬁrst introduced?
mostly to stop men dueling with each other
Why is it possible to review shows/ﬁlms/performances and not be sued for libel?
because it comes out from the fair comment defense
Why did Dr. Sarah Thornton win her case against the Telegraph?
this is because the reviewer critiqued Sarahʼs techniques and not the text
The super-injunction protecting Ryan Giggs privacy was broken by John Hemming MP -
why was this allowed?
because he was protected from liable when speaking in the house of commons
Name 3 problems with UK libel law:
they favour the claimant
they place the burden of proof on the defendant
the process is very expensive so favours the rich people as they got more money
Which individual are liable for libel on the magazine?
the editor and the writer
Understanding Libel Worksheet