Alberta Court Awards Damages for Cyber-Libel

Professor Geist comments on the recent Alberta cyber-libel decision in which a judge awarded both general and punitive damages for defamatory postings on a stock chat site. The judge ruled that the anonymous postings were more likely to be believed because they were anonymous, a conclusion Professor Geist disputes. see: Net Libel Open To Higher Damages also see: Owens Rebuttal

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