Hyperlinks Do Not Constitute Republication of Online Articles
Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the Delaware Superior Court in Perlman v. Vox, a defamation case involving the application of California law. The brief focuses on the question of whether hyperlinks to previous articles constitute republication for the purpose of restarting the clock on the statute of limitations. Most courts have properly determined that hyperlinks do not republish articles to which they direct readers, but the Chancery Court ruled otherwise. The amicus brief argues that the single-publication rule applies online and that hyperlinks do not constitute republication. The brief also argues that hyperlinks are important tools for online journalism, and that their use should be encouraged, not deterred.