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 strán (strany)
 

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DIVISION OF THE LAW AS TO THE SECURITY
63
Statute does not repeal common law against blasphemy
65
Punishment for immoral or obscere libels
71
ABUSE OF FREE SPEECH BY SEDITIOUS WORDS AND WRITINGS
73
How far a seditious libel can be defined
80
Libels on the Sovereign
86
Libels on Ministers of State
92
Remedy by ex officio information of AttorneyGeneral for sedition
99
CHAPTER VI
105
Instances of libellous comments being breaches of privilege
112
Punishment for breach of privilege
119
LIBELS AND COMMENTS ON COURTS OF JUSTICE REPORTS OF TRIALS
121
When published reports of trials are treated as contempts
127
How far contempt punishable if act is done out of court
133
CHAPTER VIII
141
Distinction between libel and slander
147
Libelling classes of persons corporations and firms
153
CHAPTER IX
163
Libels exposing to hatred contempt or ridicule
169
If words imputing unchastity are written then they
175
Liability for repeating a slander or libel
182
Excuse of slander and ſibel as between those confidentially
189
Excuse of slander and libel in judicial proceedings
195
Conflict of courts of law and Parliament ended by statute
203
THE REMEDIES FOR LIBEL BY CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PROCEEDINGS
207
Form of trial of indictment or information for libel
213
Unsatisfactory state of law before Foxs
219
Mitigation of punishment for libel
226
Remedy for slander or libel by action of damages
232
Functions of the judge in trials of actions for libel
238
Practical effect of the Copyright Acts on authors
245
Reasons why copyright does not differ from other rights
248
False analogies in early treatment of copyright
255
If there can be dedication of MS to public
261
Whether letters are joint property of writer and correspondent
268
Fixing price of book and compelling republication
274
When author has not the radical copyright
281
Infringement of copyright generally
287
Infringement by importation of pirated copies
293

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Strana 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.
Strana 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...
Strana 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...
Strana 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...
Strana 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...
Strana 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...
Strana 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?
Strana 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.
Strana 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.
Strana 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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