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[*] Post 387995 posted on 9-9-2009 at 16:15 Reply With Quote
Gossip and libel



Do you think it is alright to post details of our version of events if we are slagging off another person we have or had an intimate connection with?

For example, say someone said "My brother stole from me." but the person they were talking about was not a member of this forum and would be unlikely to know that they were being thus described?

In the film Doubt, the analogy used is that once you open a feather pillow and spread the contents to the wind you never know where the feather will end up. So it is with gossip.
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I would hate for Dot to be embroiled in a libel action because one of us had posted something untrue or even slanted towards the poster rather than the person being described.

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[*] Post 387997 posted on 9-9-2009 at 17:33 Reply With Quote


I'm not sure of the exact definition of libel but I am sure it would be fair to expose Dot or any of the moderators of KF to risk action being taken against them.
Rule number one which all members agree to says;
'1. You agree, through your use of this Board, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, abusive, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of a person`s privacy, or otherwise in violation of UK or US law.....'

This seems to me to cover 'slagging someone off'
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[*] Post 387998 posted on 9-9-2009 at 17:35 Reply With Quote


I would have thought so too and yet looking around the posts there is certainly some defamation going on.
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