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Anthony for the proposition that "referring to the [original] article was neither a republication nor a publication of the libel.
Thus, the precise question there was whether a hyperlink constituted a republication of content that had already been published by the defendant.
Bihen (122) to buttress its argument that "a simple reference--like a hyperlink--to defamatory information" (123) does not constitute publication or republication of the content.
128) However, the court held that merely referencing the article, without repeating its content, does not constitute publication or republication of the content.
For example, a New York state treatise on defamation utilizes MacFadden to show that "[a] mere reference to another writing which contains defamatory matter does not, however, constitute an actionable repetition or republication of the libelous matter.
144) However, the Klein court held that the June article's reference to the May article, without repeating any of its content, did not constitute a republication of the allegedly defamatory article.
149) However, the republication of that defamatory material is an exception to the single publication rule.
154) a federal district court in Kentucky cited Klein for the principle that a reference does not constitute republication.
The holding of Crookes that hyperlinks fail to constitute a republication of defamatory content would seem to indicate that the hypothetical plaintiff, just like the plaintiff in Klein, should be barred by the statute of limitations from bringing a defamation action.
Further, while every MEDLINE entry for a republished article indicated that it was a republication, only 28 of 48 (58%) of Web of Science entries for the same articles contained the same information.
N The practice of correction and republication is only marginally effective and does not prevent the continued citation of flawed articles post-correction, with the analysis finding only a slight reduction in the citation of flawed articles after publication of the corrected version.
The practice of correction and republication would be more effective if prominent sources of bibliographic information were more consistent in providing users with information about the status of corrected and republished articles and the existence of post-publication modifications to the literature.