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Can a New Broadcasting law in Europe make internet hosts monitor their users? – Daphne Keller

Audiovisuals-570The European Commission is making major steps forward in its new Digital Single Market strategy. One important part, the Platform Liability consultation, pointedly asked whether Internet intermediaries should “do more” to weed out illegal or harmful content on their platforms – in other words, to proactively police the information posted by users. Last month the Commission delivered part of its answer. Continue reading

Policy Debates over EU Platform Liability Laws: New Human Rights Case Law in the Real World – Daphne Keller

European-Court-of-Human-RightsThis is the last of four posts on the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) rulings in Delfi v. Estonia and MTE v. Hungary. In both cases, national courts held online news portals liable for comments posted by their users – even though the platforms did not know about the comments. Those rulings effectively required platforms to monitor and delete users’ online expression in order to avoid liability. Continue reading

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