Cyberlibel: Information Warfare in the 21st Century?

Irwin Law Inc.
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(Barrister, Bar of Ontario)


Cyberlibel: Information Warfare in the 21st Century? by David A. Potts brings years of research and experience in libel and slander law into focus on how individuals and organizations can gain the upper hand in safeguarding – or restoring – their reputation once it’s assaulted on the Internet. The book examines caselaw from all common law jurisdictions including Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia and provides practical strategies that can be used in defamation actions related to the Internet. Cyberlibel: Information Warfare in the 21st Century? includes the following topics in Canadian and international defamation law: What makes cyberlibel issues unique from a legal perspective How to remove a defamatory publication from the Internet Defences available for those sued for cyberlibel Whether rules of conduct apply to bloggers and Facebook users What constitutes invasion of privacy and injurious falsehood online The liability of search engines and other third parties Emerging case-law defining cyberlibel This book represents a vital reputation-management tool for organizations of all kinds – from corporations and professional associations to government agencies and not-for-profits.

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