British Libel Law Chills U.S. Scholars' Speech, but Change Is Afoot

Durham University

Gavin Phillipson, a British law professor, says British law places a high value on preserving reputations. Such a value figured in a libel judgment against the American scholar who wrote the book Funding Evil.
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Big Ben, the Tower of London, the Tate Modern: London's landmarks keep it popular with cultural tourists. But the city has a reputation for attracting less welcome visitors as well: libel tourists, eager to take advantage of British laws that favor...

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