Libel landscape alters for bloggers, PR advisers

CBC News

December 27, 2009

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 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."

Full Story: http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2009/12/23/ottawa-supreme-court-libel-bloggers-pr.html

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