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Which of the following is slander rather than libel?

Which of the following is slander rather than libel?
a)A defamatory statue.

b)A defamatory TV broadcast.

c)A defamatory magazine article.

d)All of the above are libel rather than slander.

Eleanor Rigby is an employee of Strawberry Fields Music, Inc., a firm that specializes in the preparation of original music for possible use by advertisers in TV and radio commercials. In January 2000, Rigby wrote a song that is protected by copyright. She wrote the song as part of her regular duties as a Strawberry Fields employee. Rigby and Strawberry Fields did not have a written agreement concerning ownership of the copyright on the song. In February 2000, Rigby and Strawberry Fields published the song by making large numbers of copies available to the public. Statements A through D deal with ownership of the copyright on the song and with the duration of the copyright. Which statement is legally accurate?

a)Rigby owns the copyright, which will expire 50 years after her death.

b)Rigby owns the copyright, which will expire in 2100.

c)Strawberry Fields owns the copyright, which will expire in 2095.

d)Strawberry Fields owns the copyright, which will expire 50 years after Rigby's death.

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1) B

In law, defamation (also called vilification, slander, and libel) is the communication of a statement that makes a false claim, expressively stated or implied to be factual, that may harm the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal actions, civil and/or ...

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