RE: Privacy

Randall Randall (
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 02:54:45 -0500

I've lately thought that on Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Billy Brown wrote:
> wrote:

>> Lying in love may
>> be OK (or is it?), but how about breaking a promise in a marriage
>That would be breach of contract, not fraud.

Fraud *is* breach of contract. That is, it is fundamental to any contract (trade) that the contractors are truthful about the trade.

>Yes, libel law is a swamp. I don't see a good resolution to that problem
>either way - their needs to be some kind of protection against real smear
>campaigns, but I don't see a good way to write such a law. Until someone
>comes up with a good solution to the problem, my instinct is to make no

Yay! It doesn't seem to me that any non-contractual lie should be illegal.

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