One of the main issues in this case was that of liability of forum owners in Canada. If someone anonymously posts a comment on your forum that is later deemed to be defamatory, as the forum operator you walk into court assumed to be guilty, malicious and damages against the plaintiff are assumed. To make matters worse, as the forum operators, the defenses of fair comment and honestly held belief are not available to you. As part of the sentence for our horrible crime of allowing people to post their political opinions, we have now been barred by the court from ever operating a forum or blog where the public can post comments, for the rest of our lives.
Accusation equals guilt and there is no defense, even though you did not author the words yourself.
In Ontario, defamation is anything that is remotely negative about someone.
wow...now I really believe Canada SUX.
Thanks for fighting the good fight, eh. 8)
It's coming to the US. Just look at the travesty of the Michael Mann/Mark Steyn case.
I just went to his website and posted a message to him, I expect to be sued soon.
As a former Canadian soldier, I risked a lot on three tours, and I will be damned if I let some fake lawyer puke steal our freedom or what’s left of it.
I’m thinking western Canada needs to form a new country called the Free Republic of the West, all conservatives would be welcome.
I’d like to see how the rest of those liberal cockroaches exist on no tax revenue.
How sad that is.
Can the Canadian government interfere with foreign websites? Why don’t they just post anonymously somewhere else? Here, maybe???