Libel landscape alters for bloggers, PR advisers

CBC News

December 27, 2009


 A Supreme Court ruling that provides a new way for publications to defend against libel has put bloggers on more equal footing with journalists and could push public relations officials to change their tactics.

"This is a landmark decision," said media consultant and blogger Ian Capstick on Wednesday. "Journalists and bloggers, in regards to this particular law, are identical.… That’s big news for the online sphere."

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