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§ 3-503. Liability of stations for statements of candidates

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Defamation (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-503
§ 3-503. Liability of stations for statements of candidates
An owner, licensee, or operator of a television or radio station or network of stations, and his agents or employees are not liable for a defamatory statement published or uttered over the facilities of the station or network of stations by a candidate for public office as to his opponents for the office he seeks, if the publication or utterance cannot be censored by the owner, licensee, or operator under any regulation of the Federal Communications Commission or a federal statute.

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Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.
Formerly Art. 75, § 6.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-503, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-503
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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