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Subject:  Re: Another expose on the credit reporting indus Date:  2/14/2013  3:02 PM
Author:  joelcorley Number:  306821 of 310727

xtn,

You wrote, Thanks for your easy-to-understand analysis. I just don't think there is a "basic right" to avoid being defamed. I can defame you, and you can seek justifiable damages. Just like you say that rights to privacy are only those provided by law, any right against defamation is also only provided by law.

Well as far as I'm aware, there are no "basic rights" outside of law