This article is worth checking out: Can You Defame Someone with a Mere Hyperlink?
I bet when Al Gore invented the internet he never imagined it could be a forum for defamation. Or maybe he did. Anyway, a case in the Supreme Court of Canada will decide an important issue today: Can simply posting a hyperlink make you liable for defamation? The article I linked above brings up an interesting claim. One side argues that posting a hyperlink containing defamatory content "publishes" the content all over again, therefore triggering liability on the poster, while the other side argues that a hyperlink is simply akin to a footnote or bibliographical reference and does not trigger liability for defamation. One thing is for sure: my firm will be defending many more defamation cases if this argument trickles down to Alabama. What do you think?