Supreme Court of Canada Protects Hyperlinkers – Paul Schabas and Jon Goheen

22 10 2011

Should defamatory material accessible by hyperlink from a blog be taken to have been incorporated as part of the blog?  That question was raised last year in Ali v. Associated Newspapers Inc., [2010] EWHC 100 (QB).  In that case, Mr. Justice Eady suggested in obiter that it was unlikely that a general rule of thumb would be adopted, and that the question would depend on the circumstances of the particular case. Read the rest of this entry »