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§ 1447.2. Defamatory statements by candidates for public office

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 12. Civil Procedure

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 12. Civil Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 25. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)
12 Okl.St.Ann. § 1447.2
§ 1447.2. Defamatory statements by candidates for public office
In no event, however, shall any owner, licensee or operator, or the agents or employees of any such owner, licensee or operator of such a television and/or radio station or network of stations be held liable for any damages for any defamatory statement uttered over the facilities of such station or network by any candidate for public office, where such statement is not subject to censorship or control by reason of any federal statute or any ruling or order of the Federal Communications Commission made pursuant thereto; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that this section shall not apply to any owner, licensee, or operator, or any agent or employee of such owner, licensee or operator, of such visual or sound radio broadcasting station, or network of stations, when such owner, licensee, or operator, or agent or employee of such owner, licensee or operator, is a candidate for public office or speaking on behalf of a candidate for public office.

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Laws 1957, p. 83, § 2, emerg. eff. June 6, 1957.
12 Okl. St. Ann. § 1447.2, OK ST T. 12 § 1447.2
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 229 of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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