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Defamation Act 2013 - It's time to celebrate its successes and celebrate
"Libel Reform Campaign" <libelreform[bat]>

Dear Friends

The Defamation Bill became the Defamation Act 2013 last week. It's time to celebrate its successes and the campaigning effort. We will be organising an event on Wednesday 12th June for an opportunity to discuss the final stages of the campaign to press for new civil procedure rules which allow earlier strike out of trivial claims, website regulations which are effective, and costs protection rules which ensure fairness and access to justice. We'll be in touch with more details very soon.
In the meantime, many of you may have heard that we are organising a libel reform get together downstairs at the Penderel&rsquo;s Oak pub in Holborn, London WC1 on Thursday 16th May from 6.30pm.
This will be almost exactly four years since David Allen Green assembled scientists, bloggers, skeptics, comedians and authors at Penderel's Oak to discuss Simon Singh's case and what could be done. That gathering started the Keep Libel Laws out of Science campaign which led to the Libel Reform Campaign. Many of the people who addressed that original meeting will be there again on Thursday 16th May to reflect on all that&rsquo;s been achieved.

Would you be able to join us at the Penderel's Oak to raise a glass to libel reform?

We will be restricted on numbers downstairs so entry will be by registration list. Please let us know (email cpeters[bat] as soon as possible if you intend to come. If the demand is high enough we will take over the upstairs of the Penderel's Oak too and the Red Lion across the road. The champions and speakers will get around to everybody on the night.

Please do let us know if you can come on Thursday 16th May.

Best wishes

Sile & Mike


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