The Liberty of the Press, Speech, and Public Worship: Being Commentaries on the Liberty of the Subject and the Laws of England

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Macmillan and Company, 1880 - 568 σελίδες
 

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Early practice as to censorship of the press
56
RESTRICTION ON THE PRESS AND SPEECH AS REGARDS
61
Apostasy as a crime
62
Punishment of blasphemy
68
ABUSE OF FREE SPEECH BY SEDITIOUS WORDS
73
How far a seditious libel can be defined
80
Libels on the Sovereign
86
Libels on Ministers of State
92
ea officio information of AttorneyGeneral for sedition
99
LIBELS ON PARLIAMENT AND RIGHT TO Publish PARLIA
105
Instances of libellous comments being breaches of privilege
112
Punishment for breach of privilege
119
LIBELS AND comments on courts of Justice REpoRTs
121
When published reports of trials are treate
127
How far contempt punishable if act is done out of court
133
ABUSE OF SPEECH AND WRITING BY DEFAMATION
141
Distinction between libel and slander
147
Libelling classes of persons corporations and firms
153
Liability of bookseller and shopkeeper for libel
159
The CHARACTERISTICs of Libels AND excus Abile
163
If the offence imputed is past and punished
165
Slander imputing immorality or unchastity
172
Rival tradesmen libelling each other
178
Excusable libels on privileged occasions
184
Excuse of libel in protecting pecuniary interests
191
Excusable slander by justices of the peace and others
197
Conflict of courts of law and Parliament ended by statute
203
THE REMEDIES FOR LIBEL BY CR1AMINAL AND CIVIL PRO
207
Form of trial of indictment or information for libel
215
Functions of judge in criminal trial for libel
222
Seizing and destroying blasphemous and seditious libels
228
The defence to action that libel is true
236
CopyRIGHT
241
First Copyright Act of Anne in 1709
243
Infringement of right of representing dramas
303
Licenses to keep theatres
309

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Σελίδα 184 - ... the law considers such publication as malicious unless it is fairly made by a person in the discharge of some public or private duty, whether legal or moral, or in the conduct of his own affairs, in matters where his interest is concerned.
Σελίδα 348 - ... no tradesman, artificer, workman, labourer, or other person whatsoever shall do or exercise any worldly labour, business or work of their ordinary callings, upon the Lord's Day, or any part thereof (works of necessity and charity only excepted...
Σελίδα 314 - ... of the sole working or making of any manner of new manufactures within this Realm, to the true and first inventor and inventors of such manufactures, which others at the time of making such letters patents and grants shall not use, so as also they be not contrary to the law nor mischievous to the State, by raising prices of commodities at home, or hurt of trade, or generally inconvenient...
Σελίδα 239 - Whereas printers, booksellers, and other persons have of late frequently taken the liberty of printing, reprinting, and publishing, or causing to be printed, reprinted, and published, books and other writings, without the consent of the authors or proprietors of such books and writings, to their very great detriment, and too often to the ruin of them and their families...
Σελίδα 219 - ENACTED, that, On every Such trial, the jury sworn to try the issue may give a general verdict of guilty or not guilty upon the whole matter put in issue...
Σελίδα 345 - I am always very well pleased with a country Sunday, and think, if keeping holy the seventh day were only a human institution, it would be the best method that could have been thought of for the polishing and civilizing of mankind. It is certain the country people would soon degenerate into a kind of savages and barbarians, were there not such frequent returns of a stated time, in which the whole village meet together with their best faces, and in their cleanliest habits, to converse with one another...
Σελίδα 84 - Yet who can doubt that the public are gainers by the change, and that, though injustice may often be done, and though public men may often have to smart under the keen sense of wrong inflicted by hostile criticism, the nation profits by public opinion being thus freely brought to bear on the discharge of public duties?
Σελίδα 40 - ... against their ruinous consequences, and exert his whole faculties in pointing out the most advantageous changes in establishments which he considers to be radically defective, or sliding from their object by abuse. All this every subject of this country has a right to do, if he contemplates only what he thinks would be for its advantage, and but seeks to change the public mind by the conviction which flows from reasonings dictated by conscience.
Σελίδα 139 - Every man who publishes a book commits himself to the judgment of the public, and any one may comment upon his performance. If the commentator does not step aside from the work, or introduce fiction for the purpose of condemnation, he exercises a fair and legitimate right.
Σελίδα 360 - ... every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using any subtle craft, means or device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's

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