Hyperlinks Not Defamatory According to Supreme Court of Canada
University of Windsor - Faculty of Law
Arif A. Mahmood
affiliation not provided to SSRN
November 13, 2011
Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law Blog (JETLaw Blog), April 18, 2012
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, CanadaAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 18, 2011 ; Last revised: September 30, 2012
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