Originally Posted by HarryT
So publishers could be sued for not classifying, say, the Bible, as "Fiction", do you think, unless there's proof that every word is accurate?
I'm not saying publishers should
be sued for that, only that they (or their lawyers) might think
they can be sued, and so will opt for caution.
As I said, the case is ridiculous. I personally think it would be stupid if it succeeds. But it does seem likely that it will, judging by the precedents quoted in the BBC article ( such as the James Frey case).