In 2016 LCO commissioned five issue papers from experts across Canada on a range of topics important to the project:

  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 (June 2017)
  2.  Is “Truthtelling” Decontextualized Online Still Reasonable? Restoring Context to Defamation Analysis in the Digital Age, Karen Eltis, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa (July 2017)
  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 (July 2017)
  4.  The Relationship Between Defamation, Breach of Privacy and Other Legal Claims Involving Offensive Internet Content, David Mangan, City University London (July 2017)
  5.  Are we asking too much from defamation law? Reputation systems, ADR, Industry Regulation and other Extra-Judicial Possibilities for Protecting Reputation in the Internet Age, Emily Laidlaw, University of Calgary, Faculty of Law (September 2017)