The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen States:
"The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of man’s most precious rights. Every citizen may therefore speak, write and publish freely, except that he shall be responsible for the abuse of that freedom in cases determined by law."
The Article I Section 4 of the Maine Constitution States:
"Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish sentiments on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of this liberty;"
What does "being responsible for the abuse" mean in cases such as these? Is this provision effectively different from the first amendment, under any constitutional and historical viewpoints?