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.
David Potts is a member of the Ontario bar and Counsel to Deacon, Spears, Fedson & Montizambert in Toronto. He has acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in libel actions including: major corporations, government, notable Canadian publications, as well as influential individuals and politicians. He is a frequent speaker on the subject of libel in Canada and abroad and is the co-author, with Julian Porter, of Canadian Libel Practice.
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.