Recent Changes for "Libel" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/LibelRecent Changes of the page "Libel" on Davis Wiki.en-us Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2011-04-27 21:13:34TomGarbersonUndoing some of my reorg; adding a bit re: threatening other users. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Note that "libelous" is NOT synonymous with "negative" or "biased." Libel is not permitted here; bias and negativity are. However, pages that present only one side ["Neutral Point of View" can be balanced with other views] if you have an opposing viewpoint; and negative information may not always be incorrect or even inappropriate.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Note that "libelous" is NOT synonymous with "negative" or "biased." Libel is not permitted here; bias and negativity are. However, pages that present only one side ["Neutral Point of View" can be balanced with other views] if you have an opposing viewpoint; and negative information may not always be incorrect or even inappropriate.<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + It's also a bad idea to threaten fellow editors with libel lawsuits to shut them up. California has a broad anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) statute, viewable [http://www.casp.net/statutes/cal425.html here]. If you file a libel lawsuit against someone without enough information to show "a probability that [you] will prevail," and the alleged libel is speech in a public forum (like the Wiki!) about a matter of public interest, the judge can throw out your case and require you to pay the defendant's legal costs. That ain't cheap. If you're only threatening, just bear in mind that if ''you're'' reading this, the person you're threatening probably is, too. If they really are speaking falsehoods, you're probably better off taking formal steps to let them know you're serious. If you're just trying to intimidate them, you should stop, because they probably know it as well as you.<br> + <br> + In short, if you actually believe you're being defamed and the community doesn't have enough information to agree the offending statement needs to be taken down, you need to address it through the proper channels. Don't be a jerk and throw around legal threats on here.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2011-04-27 18:15:22CovertProfessor(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Note that "libelous" is NOT synonymous with "negative" or "biased." Libel is not permitted here; bias and negativity are. However, pages that present one side ["Neutral Point of View" can be balanced with other views] if you have an opposing viewpoint; and negative information may not always be incorrect or even inappropriate. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Note that "libelous" is NOT synonymous with "negative" or "biased." Libel is not permitted here; bias and negativity are. However, pages that present on<span>ly on</span>e side ["Neutral Point of View" can be balanced with other views] if you have an opposing viewpoint; and negative information may not always be incorrect or even inappropriate. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2011-04-27 18:14:59CovertProfessordisagree slightly; NPOV not required <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Note that "libelous" is NOT synonymous with "negative" or "biased." Libel is not permitted here; bias and negativity are. However, <span>biased pages</span> ["Neutral Point of View" <span>sh</span>ou<span>ld be bala</span>nc<span>ed] with opposing viewpoints; and negative information may not always be in</span>c<span>orrec</span>t or even inappropriate. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Note that "libelous" is NOT synonymous with "negative" or "biased." Libel is not permitted here; bias and negativity are. However, <span>pages that present one side</span> ["Neutral Point of View" <span>can be balanced with other views] if y</span>ou<span>&nbsp;have an opposing viewpoint; and negative information may not always be i</span>nc<span>orre</span>ct or even inappropriate. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2011-04-27 18:07:17TomGarbersonSlight reorg. Brief bit about libel on the wiki. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Note that __libelious__ is NOT synonymous with "__negative__" or "__biased__." __Libel__ is not permitted here; __bias__ and __negativity__ are. However, __biased__ pages ["Neutral Point of View" should be equaled out] with the opposing viewpoints; and __negative__ information may not always be incorrect or even inappropriate.<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = Libel on the Wiki =<br> + Note that "libelous" is NOT synonymous with "negative" or "biased." Libel is not permitted here; bias and negativity are. However, biased pages ["Neutral Point of View" should be balanced] with opposing viewpoints; and negative information may not always be incorrect or even inappropriate.<br> + <br> + Please don't threaten the Wiki with libel lawsuits if another editor posts information you think is libelous. It's silly, it's obnoxious, and it's ''not'' going to help you get what you want. Most people don't like being threatened. The wiki, like all "interactive computer service" providers, receives wide protection from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_230_of_the_Communications_Decency_Act Communications Decency Act]. Your beef is with the person who wrote the potentially libelous statement.<br> + <br> + That said, libel is ''not'' welcome here. The Wiki isn't set up to be some kind of arbiter of the truth; all of the editors here do their best to make sure obviously bogus claims don't stay. If you believe content is libelous, you should raise the issue. People will try to come up with a reasonable resolution, but you need to remember that people who aren't personally involved are often left trying to guess about a he-said-she-said situation. If the discussion doesn't turn out the way you want it to, you may need to take the issue up off the wiki. If you feel it's necessary, the ["Legal Services"] page can help you find local legal advice and/or representation.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2007-09-27 18:44:45JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Basically, libel is saying something false and damaging about someone in print. Don't do this, it is illegal and you can be sued. Libel is not to be confused with ["Slander"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Basically, libel is saying something false and damaging about someone in print. Don't do this, it is illegal and <span>'''</span>you<span>'''</span> can be sued. Libel is not to be confused with ["Slander"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Libel consists of three parts. First, the writer must publish an untruth about another person in a manner that is meant to be believed by others. Second, the object of the author's words must be damaged in some fas<span>ih</span>on. Third, to distinguish libel from slander, the publication must be in some form of permanent impression. That medium may be anything from a ponderous tome to a photograph either in a book or embedded in a website to an e-mail. Even an angry response posted to a chat room may be the subject of a lawsuit. However, since the wiki can be changed and altered almost instantly the permanency of a statement is questionable. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Libel consists of three parts. First, the writer must publish an untruth about another person in a manner that is meant to be believed by others. Second, the object of the author's words must be damaged in some fas<span>hi</span>on. Third, to distinguish libel from slander, the publication must be in some form of permanent impression. That medium may be anything from a ponderous tome to a photograph either in a book or embedded in a website to an e-mail. Even an angry response posted to a chat room may be the subject of a lawsuit. However, since the wiki can be changed and altered almost instantly the permanency of a statement is questionable. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Note that __libelious__ is NOT synonymous with "__negative__" or "__biased__." __Libel__ is not permitted here; __bias__ and __negativity__ are. However, __biased__ pages should be equal<span>led out</span> with the opposing viewpoints; and __negative__ information may not always be incorrect or even inappropriate. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Note that __libelious__ is NOT synonymous with "__negative__" or "__biased__." __Libel__ is not permitted here; __bias__ and __negativity__ are. However, __biased__ pages <span>["Neutral Point of View" </span>should be equal<span>ed out]</span> with the opposing viewpoints; and __negative__ information may not always be incorrect or even inappropriate. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2007-01-21 18:25:40BrentLaabssmall style issue <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Libel consists of three parts. First, the writer must publish an untruth about another person in a manner that is meant to be believed by others. Second, the object of the author's words must be damaged in some fasihon. Third, to distinguish libel from slander, the publication must be in some form of permanent impression. That medium may be anything from a ponderous tome to a photograph either in a book or embedded in a website to an e-mail. Even an angry response posted to a chat room may be the subject of a lawsuit. However, since the wiki can be changed and altered almost instantly the permanency of a statement is questionable.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Libel consists of three parts. First, the writer must publish an untruth about another person in a manner that is meant to be believed by others. Second, the object of the author's words must be damaged in some fasihon. Third, to distinguish libel from slander, the publication must be in some form of permanent impression. That medium may be anything from a ponderous tome to a photograph either in a book or embedded in a website to an e-mail. Even an angry response posted to a chat room may be the subject of a lawsuit. However, since the wiki can be changed and altered almost instantly the permanency of a statement is questionable. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Problems arise when the published material is misleading or incorrect and when it also defames the subject. Then three issues come into play. First, was the subject a private or a public figure? Second, did the author show a reckless disregard for the truth? And third, did the author maliciously intend to do harm to the subject (if the subject is a public figure-See the movie ''The People vs Larry Flynt'') or was reasonable care taken (if the subject is a private party).</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Problems arise when the published material is misleading or incorrect and when it also defames the subject. Then three issues come into play. First, was the subject a private or a public figure? Second, did the author show a reckless disregard for the truth? And third, did the author maliciously intend to do harm to the subject (only if the subject is a public figure--see the movie ''The People vs Larry Flynt'') or was reasonable care taken (if the subject is a private party).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-08-07 20:23:44EricTalevichFixed "Dumb Ass" link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Many insults are not considered libelous. For detail, see [http://www.internetcases.com/2005/03/<span>c</span>a<span>lif</span>o<span>r</span>n<span>ia-court-of-appeal-dumb-ass-</span>is.html California Court of Appeal: "Dumb Ass" is not a defamatory term]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Many insults are not considered libelous. For detail, see [http://www.internetcases.com/<span>archives/</span>2005/03/<span>th</span>a<span>nks_t</span>o<span>_de</span>nis.html California Court of Appeal: "Dumb Ass" is not a defamatory term]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-04-03 04:12:37BrentLaabsI'm such a dumb ass. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Many insults are not considered libelous. For detail, see [http://www.internetcases.com/2005/03/california-court-of-appeal-dumb-ass-is.html California Court of Appeal: "Dumb Ass" is not a defamatory term].<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-04-02 03:03:00ArlenAbrahamwiki:WikiPedia: <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For more information, see the very comprehensive [<span>http://en.</span>wiki<span>p</span>edia<span>.org/wiki/</span>Slander_and_libel wikipedia entry] </td> <td> <span>+</span> For more information, see the very comprehensive [wiki<span>:WikiP</span>edia<span>:</span>Slander_and_libel wikipedia entry] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-03-23 08:13:34CarlMcCabetypos <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Basically, libel is saying something false and damaging about somone in print. Don't do this, it is illegal and you can be sued. Libel is not to be confused with ["Slander"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Basically, libel is saying something false and damaging about som<span>e</span>one in print. Don't do this, it is illegal and you can be sued. Libel is not to be confused with ["Slander"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Libel consists of three parts. First, the writer must publish an untruth about another person in a manner that is meant to be believed by others. Second, the object of the author's words must be damaged in some fasihon. Third, to distinguish libel from slander, the publication must be in some form of permanent impression. That medium may be anything from a ponderous tome to a photgraph either in a book or embedded in a web<span>&nbsp;</span>site to an e-mail. Even an angry response posted to a chat room may be the subject of a lawsuit. However, sinc the wiki can be changed and altered almost instantly the permanency of a statement is questionable. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Libel consists of three parts. First, the writer must publish an untruth about another person in a manner that is meant to be believed by others. Second, the object of the author's words must be damaged in some fasihon. Third, to distinguish libel from slander, the publication must be in some form of permanent impression. That medium may be anything from a ponderous tome to a phot<span>o</span>graph either in a book or embedded in a website to an e-mail. Even an angry response posted to a chat room may be the subject of a lawsuit. However, sinc<span>e</span> the wiki can be changed and altered almost instantly the permanency of a statement is questionable. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Furthermore, the most important component of libel is that the published material is untrue or misleading in a manner that defames the subject. If the words are facts, they cannot be libelous. Misinfrmation that is essentially harmless is also not considered to be defamatory and therefore libelous. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Furthermore, the most important component of libel is that the published material is untrue or misleading in a manner that defames the subject. If the words are facts, they cannot be libelous. Misinf<span>o</span>rmation that is essentially harmless is also not considered to be defamatory and therefore libelous. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Problems arise when the published material is misleading or incorrect and when it also defames the subject. Then three issues come into play. First, was the subject a private or a public figure? Second, did the author show a reckless disregard for the truth? And third, did the author maliciously intend to do harm to the subject (if the subject is a public figure-See the movie ''The People vs Larry Flynt'') or was re<span>sa</span>onable care taken (if the subject is a private party). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Problems arise when the published material is misleading or incorrect and when it also defames the subject. Then three issues come into play. First, was the subject a private or a public figure? Second, did the author show a reckless disregard for the truth? And third, did the author maliciously intend to do harm to the subject (if the subject is a public figure-See the movie ''The People vs Larry Flynt'') or was re<span>as</span>onable care taken (if the subject is a private party). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-03-23 08:08:03JimSchwab <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Libel consists of three parts. First, the writer must publish an untruth about another person in a manner that is meant to be believed by others. Second, the object of the author's words must be damaged in some fasihon. Third, to distinguish libel from slander, the publication must be in some form of permanent impression. That medium may be anything from a ponderous tome to a photgraph either in a book or embedded in a web site to an e-mail. Even an angry response posted to a chat room may be the subject of a lawsuit. However, sinc the wiki can be changed and altered almost instantly the permanency of a statement is questionable. <br> + <br> + Furthermore, the most important component of libel is that the published material is untrue or misleading in a manner that defames the subject. If the words are facts, they cannot be libelous. Misinfrmation that is essentially harmless is also not considered to be defamatory and therefore libelous.<br> + <br> + Problems arise when the published material is misleading or incorrect and when it also defames the subject. Then three issues come into play. First, was the subject a private or a public figure? Second, did the author show a reckless disregard for the truth? And third, did the author maliciously intend to do harm to the subject (if the subject is a public figure-See the movie ''The People vs Larry Flynt'') or was resaonable care taken (if the subject is a private party).<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-03-23 04:47:23ChrisTakemuradamnit. sorry. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> b. The act of presenting such material to the public. </td> <td> <span>+</span> b. The act of presenting such material to the public.<span>}}}</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-03-23 04:46:10ChrisTakemura*sigh* edited out some irrelevancies. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>1</span>. A false publication, as in writing, print, signs, </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>a</span>. A false publication, as in writing, print, signs, </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 2. The act of presenting such material to the public.<br> - 2. The written claims presented by a plaintiff in an<br> - action at admiralty law or to an ecclesiastical court.}}}</span> </td> <td> <span>+ b. The act of presenting such material to the public.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Note that __libel__ is NOT synonymous with "__negative__" or "__biased__." __Libel__ is not permitted here; __biased__ pages should be equalled out with the opposing viewpoints; and __negative__ information may not always be incorrect or even inappropriate<span>, but make sure its not biased, see bias above</span>.<span><br> - <br> - Also note that libel under definition 2 above is not in order here either as there is no jurisdiction in those areas here, but deletion is not urgent.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Note that __libel<span>ious</span>__ is NOT synonymous with "__negative__" or "__biased__." __Libel__ is not permitted here; __bias<span>__ and __negativity__ are. However, __bias</span>ed__ pages should be equalled out with the opposing viewpoints; and __negative__ information may not always be incorrect or even inappropriate. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-03-23 04:39:51ArlenAbrahamnon-redirecting wikipedia link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For more information, see the very comprehensive [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/<span>L</span>ibel wikipedia entry] </td> <td> <span>+</span> For more information, see the very comprehensive [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/<span>Slander_and_l</span>ibel wikipedia entry] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-03-23 04:34:08ArlenAbrahamdon't worry about top posting over "for more information see..." type things <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- For more information, see the very comprehensive [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libel wikipedia entry]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + For more information, see the very comprehensive [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libel wikipedia entry]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-03-23 04:30:42KrisFrickeexpanded <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Note that __libel__ is NOT synonymous with "__negative__" or "__biased__." __Libel__ is not permitted here; __biased__ pages should be equalled out with the opposing viewpoints; and __negative__ information may not always be incorrect or even inappropriate, but make sure its not biased, see bias above.<br> + <br> + Also note that libel under definition 2 above is not in order here either as there is no jurisdiction in those areas here, but deletion is not urgent.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-03-23 04:26:14ArlenAbrahamminor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>''</span>n.<span>''</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> n. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-03-23 04:24:16PhilipNeustromyupo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Basically, libel is saying something false and da<span>m</span>maging about somone in print. Don't do this, it is illegal and you can be sued. Libel is not to be confused with ["Slander"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Basically, libel is saying something false and damaging about somone in print. Don't do this, it is illegal and you can be sued. Libel is not to be confused with ["Slander"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Libelhttp://daviswiki.org/Libel2005-03-23 04:22:50ArlenAbrahamimportant. modify as necessary. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Libel<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ {{{Libel<br> + ''n.''<br> + 1.<br> + 1. A false publication, as in writing, print, signs,<br> + or pictures, that damages a person's reputation.<br> + 2. The act of presenting such material to the public.<br> + 2. The written claims presented by a plaintiff in an<br> + action at admiralty law or to an ecclesiastical court.}}}<br> + <br> + Basically, libel is saying something false and dammaging about somone in print. Don't do this, it is illegal and you can be sued. Libel is not to be confused with ["Slander"].<br> + <br> + For more information, see the very comprehensive [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libel wikipedia entry]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>