[LINK] "libel tourists"

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Wed Jul 21 10:45:17 AEST 2010

Linkers may recall the issue a few years ago with Gutnick.

>The Senate has passed a bill to shield US journalists, authors, and 
>publishers from "libel tourists" who file suit in countries where 
>they expect to get the most favorable ruling. It's expected to be 
>approved by the House and be signed into law by President Obama. In 
>a statement, AAP's Judith Platt said: "As we told Congress, these 
>foreign libel judgments not only deprive American authors and 
>publishers of their right to speak, they deprive our citizenry of 
>their right to be informed. The legislation passed today will 
>significantly reduce that chilling effect."

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