Bickering/defamation (off topic/short)

Subject: Bickering/defamation (off topic/short)
From: Chris Hulin <chrish -at- SPIDERNET -dot- COM -dot- CY>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 1996 13:00:07 +0300

Does anyone know how the law (of any country) views insults traded over mail
lists? Can you libel or defame someone by posting personal attacks on a
more-or-less public list?

I'm no lawyer, but I would imagine posting stuff to a list is similar to
physically pinning it up on a board in someone's office, public library,
community centre, church hall or whatever.

Any coffee-break thoughts?
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