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Berne Convention

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The actual intentional striking of someone, with intent to harm, or in a “rude and insolent manner” even if the injury is slight. negligent or careless unintentional contact is not battery no matter how great the harm. battery is a crime and also the basis for a lawsuit as a civil wrong if there is damage. it is often coupled with “assault” (which does not require actual touching) in “assault and battery.”

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