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Battling the attack sites

Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By John Simpson

A Sept. 14 decision from the B.C. Supreme Court includes a grab bag of legal remedies for victims of a growing Internet phenomenon: the “attack” website.

In British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association v. Zakharia [2015] BCSC 1650, the defendants had broadcast false and malicious statements about the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association and its principal via a website and Instagram account that incorporated the BCRPA’s trademarks to attract the attention of its customers and to thereby inflict maximum damage to their reputation.

The statements at...