Fair comment is a legal term for a common law defense in defamation cases (libel or slander).
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... The fair comment defence is sometimes known as "the critic's defence" as it is designed to protect the right of the press to state valid opinions on matters of public ... It also defends comments on works of art in the public eye such as theatre productions, music and literature ... However, fair comment and justification defences will fail if they are based on misstatements of fact ...
2 KB 309, Tab 3, at 319-320, CA “The law as to fair comment, so far as is material to the present case, stands as follows In the first place, comment in order to be justifiable as fair comment must appear as ... If the facts are stated separately and the comment appears as an inference drawn from those facts, any injustice that it might do will be to some extent negatived by the reader ... But if fact and comment be intermingled so that it is not reasonably clear what portion purports to be inference, he will naturally suppose that the injurious statements are based on adequate grounds known to the ...
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