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Hyperlinks not defamatory according to Supreme Court of Canada By Emir Aly Crowne and Arif A. Mahmood Intellectual Property, March 2012 The Supreme Court of Canada held hyperlinks to defamatory material is not “publication” of the material, but a neutral reference to the material’s existence without communicating or exerting control over the destination content, like a footnote. Crookes v. Newton, 2011 SCC 47. Freedom of expression and the information linking function of the Internet weighed against the application of a traditional publication rule.

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