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17 June 2004 @ 11:26 pm
Slander! Meme  
Look, just to get this off my chest, and to stop me from commenting every time somebody posts this meme:

It's libel.
It's fucking libel.

Here's a mnemonic for whoever created this meme:

Libel is literary.
Slander is spoken.
 
 
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Steph: ACOgang by ktkid_megalomania_ on June 17th, 2004 06:24 pm (UTC)
What meme is this? *looks confused*
Jacobyak_boy on June 17th, 2004 11:46 pm (UTC)
The one titled "Slander!".
It takes names from your friends list and makes up rumours about them.

Like:

_megalomania_ is having a torrid love affair with ayvah.
Robet Éivaayvah on June 18th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
Jacob, I think you're becomeing an overly obsessive editor. You have four weeks without TAFE. I suggest you use it to not edit anything. :P

_megalomania_ promised she wouldn't tell! *cries*
Jacobyak_boy on June 18th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)
That should be "becoming" not "becomeing".
Robet Éivaayvah on June 19th, 2004 04:00 pm (UTC)
I ask that you one day forgive me for this, Jacob.

But I'll understand if that day is not today.
Steph_megalomania_ on July 1st, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
Shhh...don't tell everyone. It's supposed to be a secret :P


Oh. That meme.
Some guy called Lap?harkon on June 18th, 2004 01:05 am (UTC)
Do you know where video and radio falls under? I used to know off the top of he head, it wasn't it something like:

Books, flyers, newpaper articles, movies, video = libel

Speeches, statements, radio, TV = slander
Jacobyak_boy on June 18th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC)
Radio would be slander, video would probably fall under libel.

The actual legal difference isn't actually about whether it was spoken or written, but whether or not it was published.

So really:

Slander = not published
Libel = published

Not such an easy mnemonic.

Anyway, the upshot of this is that film and video (and the internet) are published forms, so therefore it's libel, radio is not a published form per se, so therefore it's slander.