is for Libel.
As a writer, it is important that you understand libel. Slander is the other fork on the road to deformation, however as writers are dealing with words that are written down in ‘permanent form’ we are focusing on libel.
If you produce a piece of writing about somebody and include false information about them, then they can accuse you of libel.
- say you are dishonest or disloyal,
- ridicule you,
- accuse you of committing a crime, or
- say you have a disease.