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Hyperlinks Not Defamatory According to Supreme Court of Canada


Emir Crowne


Law Offices of Dr. Emir Crowne

Arif A. Mahmood


affiliation not provided to SSRN

November 13, 2011

Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law Blog (JETLaw Blog), April 18, 2012

Abstract:     
In Crookes v. Newton, 2011 SCC 47, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a hyperlink, by itself, cannot be defamatory, as it cannot be seen as a “publication” of the content to which it refers.

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Keywords: hyperlinks, defamation, defamatory, publication, defences, hyperlink, technology, computers, Supreme Court, Canada


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Date posted: December 18, 2011 ; Last revised: September 30, 2012

Suggested Citation

Crowne, Emir and Mahmood, Arif A., Hyperlinks Not Defamatory According to Supreme Court of Canada (November 13, 2011). Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law Blog (JETLaw Blog), April 18, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1974013 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1974013

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Emir Crowne (Contact Author)
Law Offices of Dr. Emir Crowne ( email )
2 Robert Speck Pkwy, Suite 750
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1H8
Canada
HOME PAGE: http://www.crownes.ca
Arif A. Mahmood
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