Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So you've had a threatening letter?

The field of tax avoidance and evasion, and tax havens, is littered with pitfalls. It's a hugely complex topic - and the people who use them most are often those who are the most aggressive and unpleasant when it comes to taking cases to the libel courts. The worst libel law in the world is English libel laws, which, as one commentator rightly put it:
"are tilted so heavily against the defendant and involve such monumental costs that they amount, in effect, to censorship by private interests: a sedition law for the exclusive use of millionaires."
In other words, the perfect protection for tax haven London.

This is why it is refreshing to see a group putting together a document to help bloggers and others deal with the pitfalls, and understand the terrain of sophisticated censorship in which they find themselves. You can download the guide here.


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