Tuesday, April 06, 2010

History of hyperlinking

If a blogger links to an online source that is challenged as defamatory, is the blogger then also liable for the defamation?

The BC Court of Appeal recently said no, at least not in the particular case it was studying, though it did not rule out the possibility in other circumstances. It was a 2-1 decision, and the Supreme Court of Canada had decided to hear an appeal.

The internet is not a responsibility-free zone. These issues are complicated.
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