The problem? You are deceased and you can’t do a thing about it, and neither can your family. Your good name, legacy and reputation may not stand, and there is no law to protect you from it; no legal recourse for your family. All that you once stood for could be shattered by anyone who decides to defame your name. The contributions you made could be discredited, the legacy you left, crushed.
Impossible, you say? Not so. This is reality as it stands right now in our society.
We all deserve a legacy that is truth, and that cannot be challenged with lies and hearsay after we are gone. Our legacy is how we will be remembered and deserves due respect.
Having to deal with incorrect and defaming content aimed against their loved ones who are deceased, while at the same time dealing with personal grief from their loss, can become unbearable.
We need your help to bring about this necessary change to protect each person’s legacy, living or deceased, and each of you can take positive action to help.
Our mission at Cadeflaw is to protect and preserve, publicly, the legacy of those deceased, as well as proposing that all states and countries having defamation/slander civil codes, change the law to include defamation of both a natural person, whether living or deceased, as unlawful.
A draft for the bill to have this law changed has been written by the California Legislative Counsel and now our job is to convince a California Legislator to introduce it to the Senate.
The civil rights of the deceased are being violated because of this abuse and their families are left to deal with the anguish.
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Further information about our initiative and the inspiration behind Cadeflaw:
Freedom of Speech is many times used as a smoke screen by journalists as well as the public, as a way to promote lies, hatred, and false information, and in an attempt to destroy for entertainment and/or profit.
This tactic used by some journalists allows public slander of the character of those in the public eye, including celebrities, using all forms of media and tabloids, all under the protected guise of “freedom of speech”. This has carried over into the mainstream public realm as well with the proliferation of social media and social media bullying.
However, the Freedom of Speech Amendment means something else, entirely. Libel, defamation of character and slander is not included in the Freedom of Speech Amendment.
Stating something that is false as a fact, with the intention of harming another person and/or damaging their reputation is NOT Freedom of Speech and does not fall under this amendment, though that is commonly misunderstood.
This abuse under the guise of freedom of speech can include not only professional publications, but slander or libel that comes in the form of personal harassment either in person, online or via other means.
Perhaps one of the most prominent and public examples of this has been Michael Jackson. While he endured slander and libel while alive (and did take legal action in some of the cases), we have seen this slander and libel grow to incredible proportions after his death, leaving his loved ones to deal with the aftermath, and convincing a public to believe false information that threatens to further affect the legacy he left. In fact, this has been the inspiration for the passing of this bill.
Currently, there is no law to protect the deceased from being defamed. This not only happens to celebrities, but could happen to any one of us.
For further information on slander and libel and Freedom of Speech, you can visit:
Our Mission to Help Children:
In addition, Cadeflaw has set a goal of assisting the many children in the United States and abroad, who do not have food, shelter, clothing or other essential needs because they live in or near the poverty level. Our goal is to make a positive difference in these children’s lives by giving monthly financial donations towards the needs of children, on a global scale.
We give donations every month to organizations that we sponsor. These organizations include The Butterfly Project, U.S. Fund for Unicef, New Light Christian Ministries of Pakistan, MJ Fans for Charity (The Dove Trust Cost Page), MJL Everland Liberia Project, Life For The World (Hope and Healing to Haiti) and the Believe Foundation.
More information can be found, and donations sent if desired, at the following link:
Anti-Defamation Legacy Law Advocates (CADEFLAW Advocates)