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Is libel reform now really possible?
@Mike: At least in English law there is a separate tort of malicious falsehood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malicious_falsehood
As I understand it, the view of libel reformers is that corporations should still be able to sue for malicious falsehood, but not for defamation. This seems to me to be a sensible compromise.
(A question to Allen: in the UK public authorities cannot sue for defamation; can they still sue for malicious falsehood?)
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