Authors: David Crerar, Karen Bradley
Details: 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?

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