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B1100 – Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Amendment) Bill 2017 watch

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    Strongly in support. Aye aye aye.
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    Aye.

    A free press is a sign of a democratic nation where we are all free to critique and be critiqued.
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    To expand upon my aye, I am mostly against regulation of the press. The current problems stem from the difficulty of litigating defamation actions, which are more expensive than almost anything but clinical negligence (or huge-scale contract issues) to litigate. Regulating press methods can quite readily translate into regulating content (since certain content can generally only be discovered through certain investigative journalism reports. The alternative - of forcing defendants to pay costs when successful - operates as a massive freezing effect on the press.

    I would sooner see defamation law required to be evidentially simpler and make it clear that punitive damages are more readily available.
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