CANADIAN COURT RULED THAT HYPERLINKING TO DEFAMATORY MATERIAL DOES NOT CONSTITUTE DEFAMATION

The Supreme Court of British Columbia in Canada ruled that providing a hyperlink to a Website containing defamatory material does not constitute defamation in and of itself, as long as the hyperlink is not provided for the purpose of endorsing the defamatory material.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the relevant facts and holding of this case?
Does the decision in Crookes v. Wikimedia Foundation imply that hyperlinks can never constitute publication of defamatory material?
What implications does this case have for Canadian Internet law?
How have other jurisdictions interpreted the defamatory potential of hyperlinking?

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