Hyperlinking and Defamatory Publication: A Question of "Trying to Fit a Square Archaic Peg into the Hexagonal Hole of Modernity"?

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dc.contributor.author Gould, Kim en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:25:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-03T01:25:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2012000861 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gould, Kim 2012, 'Hyperlinking and Defamatory Publication: A Question of "Trying to Fit a Square Archaic Peg into the Hexagonal Hole of Modernity"?', Australian Bar Review, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 137-170. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0814-8589 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23347
dc.description.abstract The internet poses a major challenge to legal regulation.Should `old? law be applied to the `new? technology or is internet technology so special that it warrants modifying the `old? law, or even abandoning it in favour of a new regulatory regime? Last year the Canadian Supreme Court departed from tradition and declined to apply the traditional bilateral publication rule to determine whether hyperlinking to defamatory material constitutes publication of that material for the purposes of the law of civil defamation. This article examines this landmark decision and its three new approaches to the question of hyperlinking and defamatory publication. It also considers whether, and if so to what extent, Australian courts would be prepared to follow the Canadian lead on this important question. The internet is integral to modern-day communication and hyperlinks are integral to communication across the internet. The Canadian decision sparks new conversations about defamation on the internet and internet regulation generally. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Butterworths en_US
dc.title Hyperlinking and Defamatory Publication: A Question of "Trying to Fit a Square Archaic Peg into the Hexagonal Hole of Modernity"? en_US
dc.parent Australian Bar Review en_US
dc.journal.volume 36 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 137 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 170 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 180100 en_US
dc.personcode 890183 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.staffid 890183 en_US


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