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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Defamation?
Defamation is false and unprivileged spoken words or written publication, which exposes any living person to hatred, contempt, ridicule, or which causes him/her to be shunned or avoided, or which … more
What Are Slander And Libel?
Slander and libel are two forms of defamation. Slander is a spoken defamation and libel is the written form. However, radio and television broadcasts that are defamatory are considered to be libel, … more
Are Insults, Critiques And Opinions Considered Defamatory?
Insults and epithets are not normally considered defamatory because they are generally seen as outbursts of emotion, with no real substance except to show intense dislike. A fair critique of a … more
Are E-Mail And On-Line Activities Subject To Laws Relating To Defamation?
Yes, laws relating to defamation are applicable to email and other online activities. For example, if a person commits libel against you through email or other online activities, … more
Can I Be Sued For Defamation Of Character If I Am Writing A Book Based On A True Story?
If you place a "disclaimer" at the beginning that the people and events have been changed to protect the innocent, and that any similarities to actual persons, either living or dead, are merely … more
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