Corporate Websites: Be Careful Who You’re Linking With

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT) -- The English High Court has opened up the possibility that, even if a website is not itself defamatory, if it hyperlinks to a different website that is defamatory, the operator of the originating website could still be liable for alleged defamatory postings on the hyperlinked website. This represents a further reason to be cautious about linking to external sites from a corporate website. The case also illustrates the issues faced by Internet service providers in establishing defenses to liability claims under U.K. law.

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