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Hyperlinks Not Defamatory According to Supreme Court of Canada


Emir Crowne


K.R. Lalla & Co.

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

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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)
K.R. Lalla & Co.
41 Edward Street
Port-of-Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Arif A. Mahmood
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