This organisation is the respectable face of the chiropractic profession and yet it happily promotes bogus treatments.
His parting words–
[M]ajor US newspapers, such as the Boston Globe and The New York Times, sent a memo last year to the House of Commons select committee on media, libel and privacy. They warned that they are considering stopping the sale of their publications in Britain due to the threat of libel. The benefits of selling newspapers here in terms of profit are outweighed by the potential losses in libel cases.
If publishers stopped selling hard copies in Britain, they would almost certainly also block their online content, because otherwise the threat of libel would remain.
Thereafter, it would be sensible for everything from academic journals to blogs to follow suit. Very quickly Britain could become an isolated society. In terms of free speech and access to information, our nation would become the European equivalent of China.
That’s just one of the reasons you need to sign the petition for libel reform.
This “libel”/ “defamation” stupidity is not restricted to Britain though. Britain exported its disease to one of its former colonies, us. Last week, the managing editor of a major business news channel was sued by one of its competitors, in his personal capacity, for a sum of, hold your breath, 500 crores.
The UK’s libel laws, which place the burden of proof onto those who have published inflammatory statements, have had a chilling effect on journalism in that nation, and have led to a closet industry in “libel tourism.”
Your silence, or your life. Libel tourism. I call it legal terrorism.