Hyperlinking and Defamatory Publication: A Question of "Trying to Fit a Square Archaic Peg into the Hexagonal Hole of Modernity"?

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dc.contributor.author Gould, KC
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:25:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Australian Bar Review, 2012, 36 (2), pp. 137 - 170
dc.identifier.issn 0814-8589
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23347
dc.description.abstract The internet poses a major challenge to legal regulation.Should `old law be applied to the `new technology or is internet technology so special that it warrants modifying the `old law, or even abandoning it in favour of a new regulatory regime? Last year the Canadian Supreme Court departed from tradition and declined to apply the traditional bilateral publication rule to determine whether hyperlinking to defamatory material constitutes publication of that material for the purposes of the law of civil defamation. This article examines this landmark decision and its three new approaches to the question of hyperlinking and defamatory publication. It also considers whether, and if so to what extent, Australian courts would be prepared to follow the Canadian lead on this important question. The internet is integral to modern-day communication and hyperlinks are integral to communication across the internet. The Canadian decision sparks new conversations about defamation on the internet and internet regulation generally.
dc.publisher Butterworths
dc.title Hyperlinking and Defamatory Publication: A Question of "Trying to Fit a Square Archaic Peg into the Hexagonal Hole of Modernity"?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Bar Review
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 36
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 137 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 170 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1801 Law
dc.personcode 890183
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Law
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10


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