Dealing with Online Defamation
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: February 2018
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

Today, any individual can access an audience through blogs, discussion boards and social media. Publishers are also increasingly turning to online platforms to share content. In this digital world, it is essential that you have the knowledge and skills to respond if your clients find themselves being defamed, or accused of defamation online. Join us to explore this ever-developing area and gather practical advice on how to guide your clients through the complexities of online defamation.


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