Fair Comment

Fair comment is a legal term for a common law defense in defamation cases (libel or slander).

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Fair Comment - United Kingdom
... said in Hunt v Star Newspaper 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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
English Defamation Law - Present Law - Defences - Fair Comment
... 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 interest ... 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 ...

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