Friday, December 19, 2008

A change in the defamation laws on the way

Mike Smithson has had a tip off that may well effect bloggers and blogging.

He understands that

a green paper will be published in the New Year setting out plans to make it easier for people to sue for defamation. The idea is to cut down the disproportionate costs of bringing a libel action and there’s even a suggestion that there could be a small claims court for libel.
The move is bound to be seen as a way of dealing with government irritants such as Guido and to a lesser extent Iain Dale.

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