Events: Defamation Law and the Internet Conference May 3rd, Register In Person or Live Webcast

12 04 2018

It has been said that almost every concept and rule in the field of defamation law has to be reconsidered in light of the Internet. The Law Commission of Ontario’s Defamation Law and the Internet: Where Do We Go From Here? conference considers whether or how defamation law should be reformed in light of fast-moving and far-reaching developments in law, technology and social values. Read the rest of this entry »





Are we asking too much from defamation law? Reputation systems, ADR, Industry Regulation and other Extra-Judicial Possibilities for Protecting Reputation in the Internet Age: Proposal for Reform – Emily Laidlaw

22 11 2017

In an earlier post, Hilary Young and I outlined our proposal to the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) for reform of intermediary liability and the meaning of publication in defamation law. Read the rest of this entry »





Report to the Law Commission of Ontario: Internet Intermediary Liability in Defamation – Proposals for Statutory Reform – Emily Laidlaw and Hilary Young

19 11 2017

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is in the midst of a project to reform defamation law in light of the internet age. As part of its work, we were commissioned to write a paper with recommendations for reform on the topic of intermediary liability and the meaning of publication in defamation law. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Law Commission of Ontario calls for Research Papers on Defamation in the Internet Age

4 08 2016

LCO Logo Colour_1The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is undertaking a project on defamation law in the age of the internet.  As part of the development of the consultation paper, the LCO will fund a number of research papers that will inform our development of options for reform. Read the rest of this entry »