Defamation in Canadian Cyberspace

Link to : An Introduction To The Role of the Internet in Defamation Law in Canada

Link to : The History of Defamation Law, Libel and Slander, Tort Elements, Slander of Goods

Link to : Absolute Privilege, Justification,Fair Comment,  Innocent Dissemination, ...

Link to : Primary and Secondary Liability, E-Mail, Newsgroups, Analagous Real Space Examples.

Link to : ISP Liability, Caselaw, Results in Canada...

Link to : The Charter, Suggestions and Recomendations

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Web Articles

  • Defamation on the Internet (David Potts and Sally Harris)
  • T. Lupo, "The Prodigy Ruling Puts Online Services in Awkward Position" (January, 1996)
  • Internet Content Liability Study - Civil Liability
  • Holding the line, on-line, expands liability (David Loundy)
  • Liability for Defamation section of Legal Implications for Electronic Commerce Undertakings in Canada
  • M. L. Caden & S. E. Lucas, "Accidents on the Information Superhighway: On-Line Liability and Regulation" (February 13, 1996)
  • Libel in Cyberspace
  • Online Defamation (Jonathan Rosenoer)
  • Defamation and the Internet: Name Calling in Cyberspace
  • Wired News: Sweeping UK Net Libel Decision
  • Wired News: Prodigy Prevails in Libel Suit
  • Wired News: Judge Clears AOL in Drudge Suit
  • Wired News: AOL Cleared of Defamation(Zeran)
  • National Post: Dangerous precedent: ISP held responsible for potentially libelous message"


  • David Potts' Cyberlibel Website
  • The Rindos Case Site
  • Cyberlaw Encyclopedia(TM)

    Case Law

  • Godfrey v. Demon Internet Limited
  • Cubby,Inc. v. CompuServe Inc.
  • Rindos v. Hardwick
  • Stratton-Oakmont v. Prodigy Services Co.
  • Zeran v. America Online Inc.
  • Hill v. Church of Scientology of Toronto

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