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1. What law protects victims of sexual assault?

  • Section 41 of the Sexual Offences (amendment) Act 1962
  • Section 1 of the Sexual Offences (amendment) Act 1992
  • Section 5 of the Sexual Offences (amendment) Act 1922
  • Section 52 of the Sexual Offences (amendment) Act 1982
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2. What is malicious falsehood?

  • Saying something that is not defamatory, but is not true either and could cause commercial harm
  • Saying something defamatory about a person.
  • Saying something horrible about a person to their friends.
  • Saying something that is true but could be seen as malicious.

3. What can you do if someone has breached your copyright?

  • Hire a lawyer to tell them not to publish anymore, sue the rival paper so that they have to give you everything and/or order all infringing copies of the work to be handed to the copyright owner and destroyed.
  • Get a High court or county court injunction to disband the establishment who copied, sue the person who's idea it was and/or order all infringing copies of the work to be burnt in a furnace.
  • get a High court or county court injunction to stop the publishing, sue the rival paper for damages and/or order all infringing copies of the work to be handed to the copyright owner and destroyed.
  • Call the police to have them arrested

4. What law is copyright under?

  • Copyright Designs Act 1988
  • Copyright Patents Act 1998
  • Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988
  • Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1958

5. What does Section 41 of the Criminal Justice Act 1926 make illegal?

  • It is illegal to take any photograph or use a recording device, or sketch anyone who has been a victim of sexual assult.
  • It is illegal to take any photograph or use a recording device near anyone who is awaiting trial.
  • It is illegal to take any photograph or use a recording device, or make any sketch in a court or its environs (or publish any such picture)
  • It is illegal to draw anyone who has been arrested at any time.

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