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Trading Standards pokes Amazon over 'libellous' review


Re: Trading Standards

Sorry Dan Paul but this is bollocks of the highest order:

"The issue of "Libel" or "Defamation" is ONLY between the actual negative reviewer and the company or person getting the negative review, Amazon just provided a service and a forum for feedback. They have no business censoring or editing the review and are not liable for what its' posters say."

In England and Wales the law allows the damaged party to bring an action against a publisher or republisher of the defamatory or libelous comment. In refusing to act on the request of the complainant Amazon has made itself the publisher and is now in the same legal boat as the original commentator.

As to the merit of the claim, that's a different issue but the laws over here are very different to the US.

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