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To hyperlink or not to hyperlink: SCC addresses defamation in hyperlinks in Crookes v. Newton

In the recent decision, Crookes v. Newton, the Supreme Court of Canada considered whether liability for defamation can ensue from hyperlinking to defamatory material. The court dismissed the appeal and found that Newton had not published defamatory content through hyperlinks. Justice Abella, writing for the majority consisting of six judges, stated the traditional rule used […]