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Internet Defamation

Internet Defamation Law: Update

Author: Elizabeth (Betsy) Segal of Singleton Urquhart LLP, Vancouver, BC


This paper from the Torts 2013 course (May 2013) examines the fundamentals of defamation in the context of the internet, including issues involving hyperlinks, Google and blogs. It includes a review of post-2010 cases that illustrate developments in the law of defamation as well as a summary of practical considerations for dealing with defamation in the “internet age.”

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