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Anonymity, jurisdiction, ‘unpublishing’ are frontline defamation issues, panel says

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 9:04 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Two challenges dominate online defamation litigation: anonymity and jurisdiction. These issues, as well as the policy concerns raised by “unpublishing” materials posted online, were debated by a panel of industry experts at the Law Commission of Ontario’s (LCO) conference “Defamation Law and the Internet: Where Do We Go From Here?”

The event was held as part of a larger project the LCO is doing on defamation law in the Internet age. The LCO plans to develop recommendations for updating defamation law to reflect social and technological...