Newspaper Publication Act 1798

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The Newspaper Publication Act 1798 (38 Geo. III, c. 78) was an Act passed by the British Parliament. The Act restricted the printing and circulation of newspapers and made newspaper proprietors identify themselves to the government. The Act aimed to reduce slander.[1] When this Act was passed, it was considered an intolerable act.[citation needed]


  1. ^ R. A. Melikan, John Scott, Lord Eldon, 1751–1838. The Duty of Loyalty (Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. 127–128.