Join the Center for Democracy & Technology on Tuesday, September 6, for the presentation of a study on Intermediary Liability, by Dr. Monica Horten, Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics & Political Science.
The study investigates the liability of Internet intermediaries for content in the context of the European Commission's Digital Single Market initiative. The European Commission has identified the role of Internet intermediaries as an important one for supporting its policy aim and it has said that this liability regime will remain in place and the law enshrining it will not be opened for change. This all sounds positive, except that the European Commission is under pressure from many third-party interests, such as law enforcement, civil society interest groups and the entertainment industries, to force some form of content policing. It is looking at alternatives to work around the law, including self-regulatory or voluntary measures.Posted by Center for Democracy & Technology