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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
I am thinking of making a blog just for a laugh, mabye talk about current affairs, im wondering lets say for example i slag of the goverment or some people from a English football team, "they get over paid etc" is there any way I can get "sued" or anything along those lines.

thanks
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Not exactly the same but I run a football forum and there are probably thousands of occurrences where members rip the P*** out of numerous footballers and we have never had a problem with anything :-D
#2
lol i will just be taking gernal stabs are people like jade goddy, and other people who I dislike lol. just dont want to end up being sued for something stupid
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solely just my personal opinion as I really couldn't answer your question - but I think you can voice your opinion and take digs but just exercise caution that you don't spin lies about a person/organization etc as I guess that could get you in trouble.
1 Like #4
this is what political correctness has done, we are questioning our own freedom of speech. Paranoid that we might offend someone, we all have opinions/thoughts & we should never be afraid to air them, someone once said "I might not agree with what the gentleman has just said, but i'll fight for his right too say it".
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esclad
this is what political correctness has done, we are questioning our own freedom of speech.


It's a good question to ask because despite the belief that we have free speech, there are several laws that you can fall foul of if you do say things that are considered unlawful, e.g. Lible laws, the Terrorism Act, Race Relations Actetc. There are also European laws set to be introduced in 2010 IIRC, that will also restrict you from saying certain things to do with race and other matters..

someone once said "I might not agree with what the gentleman has just said, but i'll fight for his right too say it".


The quote you are looking for is "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.", often misattributed to Voltaire, but actually written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall. :)
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OP, from what you say you're going to write about, then the only law you have to watch out for are the Libel laws. It is hard to give clear distinctive definitions on what is/isn't libelous as it depends on what you say and the context it is said in.

In truth the chances of anyone suing you is slim, however, if you are worried there are plenty of sites that explain in fairly plain English what the libel laws are about in relation to the Internet.

Try searching Google for libel laws uk internet
#7
ok thanks guys . repped
#8
was part of a forum once wherewe were threatened with libel at least once a week.

Nothing ever came of it.

was fun though :lol:
banned#9
It's a very original idea.

But, have you thought about the consequences? The government is powerful, they could wipe you from existence - leaving only your edited blog as your gift to the world. Or footballers, "They get over paid!", what do you think they can do with that money? You're name could be slandered. Why not, on a similar note, talk about caretakers, "They take care."
#10
JDeal
It's a very original idea.

But, have you thought about the consequences? The government is powerful, they could wipe you from existence - leaving only your edited blog as your gift to the world. Or footballers, "They get over paid!", what do you think they can do with that money? You're name could be slandered. Why not, on a similar note, talk about caretakers, "They take care."


l dont know if that was scarsaim or not lol
#11
Holy Moly.
#12
nightswimmer
The quote you are looking for is "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.", often misattributed to Voltaire, but actually written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall. :)


Thats it! A wonderful statement. I agree there are certain things you have to express/air with tact and common sense but as long as you dont intentionally offend anyone, then say what you want!

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