Sunday, January 23, 2011

Note To Steve Janke

Update to a Province article on Blair Wilson on Oct. 28, 2007...

Steve, as you may know, I try to keep up with and write about all the Canadian legal cases where somebody is suing somebody else for defamation carried out over the Internet. My problem is that the people I know have all won their cases, so my writing on the topic may come across as a bit one-sided. Hopefully, when this is all over, you can provide some needed perspective on what it's like to be on the bad end of a ruling.



PS. Some background here.

1 comment:

rabbit said...

The courts have recently made it more difficult to win a defamation suit over issues of public interest, and The Province claims they did considerable investigation before publishing, saying the anonymous letter was incidental.

If this suit is succesful against SJ, it will make it difficult for a blogger to know when they can publish something that has already appeared in a newspaper.