By: David Crerar & Karen Bradley

This article originally appeared in The Lawyers Weekly (12 May 2006) and is republished with acknowledgements and thanks.

It is clear that a person who publishes a defamatory statement on a website will be liable just as if the offending words were published in a newspaper. But is the Internet service provider (“ISP”), through the services of which the words or the website is released into cyberspace, also liable? ...


type English Decision Makes Important Determinations on Internet Liability