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Department
Communication
Course
CMN2170
Professor
Mark Lowes
Semester
Winter

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CMN 2170: Lecture #5 Jan 22 2013  New media and regulation  From legal, social, economic and cultural perspectives 2 cases: 3 judgments Dionne: majority= dissenting judge  Section=distribution of powers.  Toronto vs Bell Canada­1905 AC­  Before 1949­ could appeal to a higher power – privy council, higher than supreme court Judgment of the Privy Council: sets a precedent section 92 sub 10. Telephones= the same thing as  telegraphs­ relevant to the Dionne case  Province of Quebec is arguing that local telephone undertakings is the same as a telegraph undertaking  and then to a cable undertaking   shift next class to the common law od defamation:  libel­ publication : posting on the internet, does this constitute a publication Ex: posting a hyperlink on a  website  Libel: an intentional publication of an injurious  false statement. slander: not fixed in an form, gesture.. Scientology: next reading: fundamentals: what is defamation libel 1 Law a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation.  Compare with slander. • the action or crime of publishing such a statement: a councilor who sued two national  newspapers for libel  | [ as modifier: a libel action . • a false and malicious statement about a person. • a thing or circumstance that brings undeserved discredit on a person by misrepresentation. How do we measure harm? Notion of reputation in a professional, local, cultural comm
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