Hyperlinks Not Defamatory According to Supreme Court of Canada
Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law Blog (JETLaw Blog), April 18, 2012
6 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2011 Last revised: 30 Sep 2012
Date Written: November 13, 2011
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.
Keywords: hyperlinks, defamation, defamatory, publication, defences, hyperlink, technology, computers, Supreme Court, Canada
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