ACTIONS IN PARTICULAR CASES
LIBEL AND SLANDER
6-708. Limitations and restrictions upon immunity from liability — Failure to exercise due care. Nothing in this act contained shall be construed to relieve any person broadcasting over a radio or television station from liability under the law of libel, slander or defamation. Nor shall anything in this act be construed to relieve any person, firm, or corporation owning or operating a radio or television broadcasting station or network from liability under the law of libel, slander or defamation on account of any broadcast prepared or made by any such person, firm, or corporation or by any officer or employee thereof in the course of his employment. In no event, however, shall any such person, firm, or corporation be liable for any damages for any defamatory statement or act published or uttered on or as a part of a visual or sound broadcast unless it shall be alleged and proved by the complaining party that such person, firm, or corporation has failed to exercise due care to prevent the publication or utterance of such statement or act in such broadcast. Bona fide compliance with any federal law or the regulation of any federal regulatory agency shall be deemed to constitute such due care as hereinabove mentioned.
[6-708, added 1963, ch. 158, sec. 3, p. 459.]