Island of Guersney moots becoming a "libel haven" where rich & powerful can sue & sil

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    Drew Wilson AKA IceCube Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Island of Guersney moots becoming a "libel haven" where rich & powerful can sue & silence critics

    Former MI5 agent and Guernsey native Annie Machon sez, "In the teeth of all the anti-SOPA and -ACTA demos, the Channel Island of Guernsey is proposing it become an offshore libel tourism haven for image control. The lawyers see this as a potentially huge revenue stream, much as the tax haven laws have been or the island over the last 3 decades."

    The idea is that rich people could register their perpetual "image rights" in Guernsey, and sue people who hurt their feelings. I'm not clear on how they enforce their judgments -- does anyone know what sort of reciprocal arrangements Guernsey has with other territories for collecting on civil judgments from its courts?

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