The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that hyperlinking to defamatory material on the Internet does not constitute publishing the defamatory material itself.
For details, see the following media reports:
- Hyperlinking not Libel: Supreme Court, Openfile, October 19, 2011
- In Canada, Hyperlinking Isn’t the Same as Publishing, P2P.net, October 19, 2011
- Internet Links Not Libel, Top Court Rules, CBC News, October 19, 2011