Friday, April 16, 2010

Simon Singh wins his libel suit

In case you missed in on all the other skeptics' blogs, Simon Singh has won his court case against the British Chiropractic Association.  The BCA is discontinuing the case.

This is great news, but we must remain vigilant on the issue of libel reform.  It is important that the libel laws in Britain change, or there will be more frivolous lawsuits like this in the future.  Simon spent two years and tens of thousands of dollars fighting this case, neither of which he can reclaim.  If you live in the UK, make sure you write your MPs to tell them how important libel reform is.  If you don't, tell anyone you know who does live in the UK, sign petitions, do whatever you can.  There is a link in my sidebar to Sense About Science.  Find out more there and sign the petition.

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