Last edited by Unaco; 30-10-2012 at 03:07 PM.
When people hide behind the letter of the law and intent is no longer taken into account by those onlooking then it's a sad day for everyone.
Rab was not wrong in questioning Lauren's inability to reflect on how she was damaging people's perception of her own integrity.
Sueing would not have been her last recourse, as the other guy mentioned in the article has proven, a more reasonable recourse would have been to owe up to the mistake. That is what proper adults do in general.
The last part of what you said goes into dignifying that some people are stupid and don't understand what they read and need to be catered to , that is the point where I am out though. I agree that people should be able to protect themselves from defamation but again , in this case that was not what happened.
She defamed herself (well defame is not the right word but you know what I'm getting at) through her actions and due to the nature of UK court costs EG was unable to stand by their statements.
This is a case of the law being used for 'evil', that doesn't mean the law doesn't have merit in general, the two are not mutually exclusive.
This is probably the worst example(I wouldn't really know, I'm no lawyer) recently that one could use to convince anyone that libel laws are a good idea.
You yourself hint that you think libel laws in the UK are flawed and need amending.
I don't believe you should defend people who exploit these flaws at the detriment of others, let alone to censor people.
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Last edited by Finicky; 30-10-2012 at 04:10 PM.
So what Kadayi is saying is that because some people overreacted to an article Rab wrote, Ms Wainwright was right to use a legal threat to silence him...
In effect, that is saying "don't say anything which may be mis-interpretted by stupid people"
which is also saying "don't say anything at all"
Kadayi was one of the few people on earth who applauded the day they changed the wording on Heinz Steamed Puddings in a tin from
"Stand in boiling water"
"Standing tin in boiling water"
Must enforce the groupthink hey.
Last edited by Kadayi; 30-10-2012 at 04:07 PM.
Last edited by Kadayi; 30-10-2012 at 04:28 PM.
Stay ontopic Unaco (contrary as to what you seem to believe I'm not on trial here). Jims already told you to cool your heels I recommend you listen to him in that regard.
You're saying that someone should not have written something because some people misread it/overreacted to it - guilty as charged, no ducking that one.Originally Posted by kadayi
You've already made it clear you have a problem with Rab and what he wrote - I cannot see any other conclusion than the fact you believe people should basically no say anything (and definately not name names) because of the fear of potential legal action (irrespective of the right or wrong of it).
Your world would be a fucking miserable place to live then...
Last edited by Kadayi; 30-10-2012 at 04:52 PM.
Last edited by Kadayi; 30-10-2012 at 05:06 PM.
Rab did NOT make UNTRUE allegations. Use of Libel law by Wainwright to bully and censor. Improper use of Libel law.
The two situations are not equivalent.
Last edited by Unaco; 30-10-2012 at 05:16 PM.
The technical term is false. Also it's upto a judge and jury to determine these things with all the evidence before them and the representations made by each party. Deano and myself have only stated that there might be a case based on what's occurred. However as the matter has been dealt with without recourse to a legal trial it's moot to speculate as to whether it would or wouldn't hold up (least of all make bold determinations as to outcome without regard to all the evidence). Feel free to continue to protest though.
Last edited by Kadayi; 30-10-2012 at 05:22 PM.
Rab did NOT make FALSE allegations. Use of Libel law by Wainwright to bully and censor. Improper use of Libel law.
The two situations are not equivalent.
Does it change what I was actually saying, or are you just being a pedant because... what? You think it scores points?
If you want to do that...