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Cyberlibel: Information Warfare in the 21st Century?

ISBN13: 9781552212035
Published: March 2011
Publisher: Irwin Law Inc
Country of Publication: Canada
Format: Paperback
Price: Price on Application

Cyberlibel: Information Warfare in the 21st Century? by David A. Potts brings years of research and experience in libel and slander law into focus on how individuals and organizations can gain the upper hand in safeguarding – or restoring – their reputation once it’s assaulted on the Internet.

The book examines caselaw from all common law jurisdictions including Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia and provides practical strategies that can be used in defamation actions related to the Internet.

Cyberlibel: Information Warfare in the 21st Century? includes the following topics in Canadian and international defamation law:

  • What makes cyberlibel issues unique from a legal perspective
  • How to remove a defamatory publication from the Internet
  • Defences available for those sued for cyberlibel
  • Whether rules of conduct apply to bloggers and Facebook users
  • What constitutes invasion of privacy and injurious falsehood online
  • The liability of search engines and other third parties
  • Emerging case-law defining cyberlibel

This book represents a vital reputation-management tool for organizations of all kinds – from corporations and professional associations to government agencies and not-for-profits.

Other Jurisdictions , Libel and Slander, Canada
Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Summary of My Personal Observations about Cyberlibel
Chapter 2: How to Use this Book
Chapter 3: Frequently Asked Questions
Chapter 4: Summary of the Law of Defamation and its Application to Cyberlibel
Chapter 5: Characteristics of the Internet
Chapter 6: Differences and Consequences in Cyberlibel Litigation and Offline Libel Litigation
Chapter 7: Should Internet-specific Principles of Law Be Adopted?
Part II: Preliminary Questions
Chapter 8: Notice and Limitation Periods
Chapter 9: Jurisdiction
Chapter 10: Disclosure of the Identity of an Anonymous Author
Chapter 11: Internet Libel Actions Stayed as an Abuse of Process in the UK
Part III: Remedies
Chapter 12: Damages in Cyberlibel
Chapter 13: Injunctions in Cyberlibel
Chapter 14: Take Down Notices
Part IV: Cause of Action and Defences
Chapter 15: Publication and Hyperlinks
Chapter 16: Forms of Defamatory Meaning
Chapter 17: Reference to the Plaintiff
Part V: Defences
Chapter 18: Defence of Innocent Dissemination at Common Law
Chapter 19: The Defence of Qualified Privilege
Chapter 20: Defence of Responsible Communication on Matters of Public Interest
Part VI: Internet-Specific Subjects
Chapter 21: Internet Intermediaries
Chapter 22: Search Engines
Chapter 23: User-Generated Content —Web 2.0 and Online Social Networks
Part VII: Privacy
Chapter 24: Invasion of Privacy/Misuse of Private Information
Part VIII: Reference Material
Cyberlibel Damage Awards Granted
Cyberlibel Injunctions
Cyberlibel Jurisdictional Motions
Judicial Glossary of Selected Internet Terms
Annotated Bibliography on information Warfare
Table of Cases