A Handbook for Canadian publishers, Editors and Writers

Porter, Julian
Publisher:  Canadian Book Publishers' Council, Canada
Year Published:  1987
Pages:  29pp   ISBN:  ISBN 0-920290-25-6
Library of Congress Number:  KE1246.z82p67 1987   Dewey:  346.7103
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3774

Libel is a peril which publishers of alternative and "muckraking" publications need to be aware of if they are to keep out of trouble. The author systematically defines libel and presents situations in which the publisher must be wary of committing libel. He demonstrates how to identify libel, how to avoid libel, how to assess the risk of being sued, and options to consider when being threatened with a lawsuit. A helpful list of key points to remember is included at the back. This booklet's value is that it makes the complex law of libel and slander clearer for the layperson working in publishing.
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