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

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. Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

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