[thelist] [OT] Libel

John Meyer john_meyer at geocities.com
Thu May 24 15:07:02 CDT 2001

Actually, this is one of the things that makes me proud to be an American *JK*.

Actually, there was a case just like this in New York involving the 
Attorney General's web site.  The case went exactly the other way of this 
one, with the judge ruling that the same year rule applies whether or not 
it's online or offline.  I'll try to look up the case.

At 12:47 PM 5/24/2001 +0100, you wrote:
>As I said earlier in the week, I've been away for a while so I don't know if
>anyone has seen this, but it might be of interest to some of you (I had a
>brief look in the archives and could find nothing about it). I subscribe to
>the NTK newsletter and found this in my in-box when I returned. Apologies if
>this is a wind up, and because I feel this is [OT] I have included a tip,
>which is, I think (by my standards anyway), quite a good one :)
>          There is, you should know, a statute of limitations on
>          libel: in a nutshell, if it takes over a year for the
>          alleged defamee to get around to suing you, then - well, it
>          can't have been very important, can it? It's one of the
>          precious few cast-iron defences you can have in British
>          libel cases, and one you'd expect to be even more important
>          in the ethereal ghoulie-ghosty world of the Net. Not so:
>          last week, Justice Gray announced that The Times, who are
>          supposed to have defamed Grigori Loutchansky in 1998, are
>          repeatedly re-publishing the same article anew whenever
>          anyone visits it on their Website, and thus can be sued
>          until they be deade. And now you too can be sued forever
>          over your archived Web content - unless you take it down the
>          day it goes up.
><tip type="CSS" author="Kevin Stevens">
>Much has been said recently on the List about using Style Sheets for text,
>but did you know it can also be used for images? Rather than use complex
>tables to position images and text you can set margins for the images using
>CSS. For example, if you want a picture on the left hand side of the page
>put this in your Style Sheet...
>img.lhand {margin-left: 0em; margin-right: 1em; margin-top: 1em;
>margin-bottom: 1em;}
>and then add class="lhand" in your image tags. This means that the picture
>will stay flush with the left hand side of the page while the text flows
>neatly around it.
>kjs at ratking.co.uk
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