Activist Rights

Liabilities of organisations

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While the person or organisation that organises the printing, as well as the person who letterboxes or posters, can be found guilty of an offence under the EPA, care should also be taken with the content of a poster.

When deciding on the content of the information, some care needs to be taken. Under the Uniform Defamation Law, corporations with 10 or more employees cannot sue. However, individuals or groups of individuals employed by or associated with that corporation – such as company directors, CEOs or managers – can still sue if they are identified by the publication. Not-for-profit organisations can still sue for defamation, no matter how many employees or members they have.

For information on fundraising see Issues for activist groups section.

Also see Legal threats to silencing activists

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