My article "Chasing Reputation: The Argument for Differential Treatment of 'Public Figures' in Canadian Defamation Law" has been published in the Osgoode Hall Law Journal (citation: 48 OHLJ 595) and is now available online. Canadian defamation law has over the last few years been one of the more active areas of law of interest to entertainment lawyers, and it continues to pose challenges for journalists, media outlets, documentary filmmakers and writers (and those who advise them). The article crafts an argument that Canadian defamation law should be modified to take account of the unique reputation-creating powers of "public figures" (a category which includes "celebrities"). From the abstract...
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