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:

  1. 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
  2. Is “Truthtelling” Decontextualized Online Still Reasonable? Restoring Context to Defamation Analysis in the Digital Age, Karen Eltis, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa
  3. 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
  4. 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.