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YouTube and broadcasting: Applying Libel and Slander Act to Internet

Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 9:46 AM | By Richard Worsfold and Lauren Kason

The Internet has been in common use for over 25 years now and for nearly all of that time, people have been complaining about things that are written about them on the Internet and going to their lawyers demanding relief.

Despite the passage of time, however, neither the courts nor the legislature has declared definitely whether the protections and notice periods under the Libel and Slander Act, RSO 1990, c. L. 12 (Act) apply to defamatory postings on the Internet.

Sections 5 and 6 of the Act...