B.C. Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Crookes Cyberlibel Suit

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision that dismissed a libel suit launched by Wayne Crookes against Yahoo!, MySpace, and a group of individuals.  The court rejected the view that a court should presume that something posted online on a restricted access site has been widely read by people in the local community.  

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  1. Mark Francis says:

    Not the whole suit is gone
    This only applies to to a portion of that Claim (Crookes v. Holloway), deleting Crookes\’ claim against any posts/links made in the Yahoo GPC-Members private group. That effectively removes Yahoo from any claim, but others in the claim remain for other issues.