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MNHQ co-signs letter to the PM and the Justice Minister about how to make libel laws more internet-friendly

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RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 19-Nov-10 12:55:40

You may have seen in the press today, or heard Justine on the radio (2h 51m in) talking about the letter we've co-signed about libel reform (yes, I know we bang on about this).

We're asking for the new defamation bill - which is being drafted at the moment and should be published in the spring - to contain provisions that take account of the changes in communications that have come about with the internet. Particularly on sites - like Mumsnet - that host comments by third parties (ie you lot), for which we are legally responsible <stares hard at morningpaper>.

If you're on board with this one, do please remember to sign up to the Libel Reform Campaign petition, sit on your MP's head,* etc.

*May be a joke.

Slur Sat 20-Nov-10 01:05:54

Libel laws in England are terribly restrictive and many journalists and scientists and random folk on the internet suffer because of it.

Free speech is a good thing to protect. Online and off.

I have every confidence that the Tories will listen wink

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 20-Nov-10 11:31:34

I signed it.

I'm curious that this campaign has only had two responses.

BeerTricksPotter Sun 21-Nov-10 19:17:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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