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Canadian court rules linking to dafamatory content does not constitute defamation

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 13:12:15 -0400
Message-ID: <4E9F04EF.6070402@arcanedomain.com>
To: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
See [1]. From Slashdot [2]:

"The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that posting links is not the same as 
posting the actual content, but more similar to a footnote. 'The top court 
ruled against former Green party campaign manager Wayne Crookes, who argued 
that posting links to sites with defamatory statements was the same as 
publishing the defamatory material.'"

Interestingly, the court ruling directly refers to "shallow and deep 
hyperlinks", and interesting use of terminology, and apparently consistent 
with our own usage.

Noah

[1] http://scc.lexum.org/en/2011/2011scc47/2011scc47.html
[2] 
http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/10/19/150241/canadian-supreme-court-rules-linking-is-not-defamation
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