In a collective sigh of relief for all bloggers in Canada, the Canadian Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that online publications cannot be found liable for linking to defamatory material -- as long as the linking itself is not defamatory.
From the Globe and Mail article on the ruling:
"Only when a hyperlinker presents content from the hyperlinked material in a way that actually repeats the defamatory content, should that content be considered 'published' by the hyperlinker."
"The court recognizes that simply posting a link to material that may be libellous is a far cry from publishing or repeating the libel, let alone endorsing what has been said in the linked post," he said.
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