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I've been told that if you have a nuisance neighbour who just loves burning crap and plastic waste almost everyday and you post a photo of him doing it he can sue you for doing so.

True or false?

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Afaik a picture alone is not defamation, but if you write anything negative this would be defamation.

But you always have the problem that this is Thailand. If your neighbour happens to have a police officer friend (or contributes to the police fund), the police may just charge you with defamation even if you just posted a picture, and then it can happen that you spend a while in jail while waiting for your court hearing even if the case is dismissed in the end. That this would happen is of course quite unlikely, but is posting a picture worth the risk?

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Maybe the description of this forum rule applies to the "you post a photo of him doing it he can sue you for doing so".

 

6) You will not post comments that could be reasonably construed as defamation or libel.

 

Defamation is the issuance of a statement about another person or business which causes that person to suffer harm. It does not have to be false to be defamatory. Libel is when the defamatory statement is published either in a drawing, painting, cinematography, film, picture or letters made visible by any means, or any other recording instruments, recording picture or letters, or by broadcasting or spreading picture, or by propagation by any other means. Defamation is both a civil and criminal charge in Thailand.
 

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read the forum rules, they are quite clear in its description....



Defamation is the issuance of a statement about another person or business which causes that person to suffer harm. It does not have to be false to be defamatory. Libel is when the defamatory statement is published either in a drawing, painting, cinematography, film, picture or letters made visible by any means, or any other recording instruments, recording picture or letters, or by broadcasting or spreading picture, or by propagation by any other means.

Defamation is both a civil and criminal charge in Thailand.
 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, overherebc said:

post a photo of him doing it he can sue you for doing so.

True or false?

True in some cases without his permission if he is located in his own property.

If he were outside his property that's not generally illegal.

Many pictures are sent to authorities anonymously for that reason. 

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11 hours ago, CharlieH said:

read the forum rules, they are quite clear in its description....



Defamation is the issuance of a statement about another person or business which causes that person to suffer harm. It does not have to be false to be defamatory. Libel is when the defamatory statement is published either in a drawing, painting, cinematography, film, picture or letters made visible by any means, or any other recording instruments, recording picture or letters, or by broadcasting or spreading picture, or by propagation by any other means.

Defamation is both a civil and criminal charge in Thailand.
 

 

 

Can you post a link to the forum rules - I've been searching for it including using the TVF search but can't find them.

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1 minute ago, JimmyJ said:

Can you post a link to the forum rules - I've been searching for it including using the TVF search but can't find them.

In the top right hand corner on this page , there are three whitInsert other media e lines , click on that and forum rules is at the top

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On 5/26/2019 at 1:41 PM, Sealbash said:


False. Post the photo. Do not make comments


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What can that achieve....a pic. of a person burning plastics and stuff...with no explainatory comment?

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What can that achieve....a pic. of a person burning plastics and stuff...with no explainatory comment?

Realistically, What will an explanatory comment achieve?


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years ago on this forum I chatted with a guy who owned an engineer company who stupidily put his company name in the footer of his messages on tv.com   He got into a tiff with a spiteful old german  guy. Insults were exchanged and the german guy sued for defamation. He said it went on for yrs and cost him a ton of money

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