Mudcat Café message #2158454 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104731   Message #2158454
Posted By: Bryn Pugh
27-Sep-07 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: how important is the label traditional singer?
Subject: RE: how important is the label traditional singer?
Cap'n -

Fair Comment on a matter of Public Interest is an absolute defence to defamation (the alleged Libel on you)

The authority is Lyon - v - Daily Telegraph [1943] 1 KB 746, per Scott LJ at 753.

This defence applies to expressions of opinion, not ststements of fact.