The Supreme Court in Ottawa on Tuesday reserved decision on whether simply posting a hyperlink could be considered defamatory and actionable.further:
Judges have long held you can't "point" readers to a defamation without sharing responsibility.
But what exactly is a hyperlink -- a bridge, a directional arrow, a new publication?This worries me. If I post something that essentially aggregates what others have said about an individual, am I now liable for their thoughts? Will a disclaimer suffice to remove any liability on my part? With Big Brother watching over everything, I fear that this will serve to chill online speech.