We are pleased to release four background papers for our Defamation Law in the Internet Age project. The papers were written by experts from across Canada and address a broad range of subjects important to this project, including:
- Defamation Law in the Age of the Internet: Young People’s Perspectives, Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves, Co-Leaders of the eQuality Project, University of Ottawa
- Is “Truthtelling” Decontextualized Online Still Reasonable? Restoring Context to Defamation Analysis in the Digital Age, Karen Eltis, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa
- Internet Intermediary Liability in Defamation: Proposals for Statutory Reform, Emily Laidlaw, University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, and Hilary Young, University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law
- The Relationship Between Defamation, Breach of Privacy and Other Legal Claims Involving Offensive Internet Content, David Mangan, City University London
The LCO will be releasing a fifth paper at a later date. We will notify everyone again when that paper is published.
We invite policy-makers, stakeholders, and the general public to review and comment upon these papers.
We also invite everyone to participate in our upcoming province-wide consultations on defamation. Our Defamation Law in the Internet Age Discussion Paper will be released in the fall.