Title 16, Chapter 11, Section 40
(a) A person commits the offense of criminal defamation when,
without a privilege to do so and with intent to defame another,
living or dead, he communicates false matter which tends to blacken
the memory of one who is dead or which exposes one who is alive to
hatred, contempt, or ridicule, and which tends to provoke a breach
of the peace.
(b) A person who violates subsection (a) of this Code section is
guilty of a misdemeanor.