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Defamation law reform requires consideration of reputation, community in Internet age

Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 9:31 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Updating defamation law in consideration of Internet speech, social media and digital publishing platforms is a necessary, but challenging task. The Law Commission of Ontario’s (LCO) current project on “Defamation Law in the Internet Age” has inspired legal academics across the world to engage in the discussion about setting the stage for reform.

As part of its project, the LCO held a conference titled “Defamation Law and the Internet: Where Do We Go From Here?” Conference speakers asked the room to rethink defamation law and the...