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In the UK, a Victory For Free Speech

April 2nd, 2010 04:43 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Forget4it was one of several readers to note that British science writer Simon Singh, whose prosecution for libel we have discussed on several occasions, has won an interim victory in a UK appeals court. “The landmark ruling will allow the writer, whose battle has become a catalyst for demands for libel law reform, to rely on a ‘fair comment’ defense of his statements about chiropractors. It will also strengthen the position of others — from science writers and medical professionals to bloggers — who face libel suits, as the judges made clear the court was not the place to settle scientific controversies.”

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