Finnish school kid charged for libel

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 21:17 | Posted in Finland, Legal | 2 Comments

YLE reports that a 15 year old school boy in Finland is facing libel charges. He posted in YouTube a video featuring a teacher singing at a school party. The video was entitled “Karaoke at the mental hospital”. The teacher’s name appeared at the post.

Having taken down the video, the youngster apologized and said he regretted his posting. The teacher was not happy with the apology and decided to press charges. The prosecutor has now decided to charge the kid for libel. A trial is expected to take place in September.


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  2. […] record for YouTube libel As I noted for a while ago, a 15 year old school kid in eastern Finland was charged for libel after his […]

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