Intermediary Liability and Freedom of Expression in the EU: from concepts to safeguards

States increasingly delegate regulatory and police functions to internet intermediaries. This may lead to interference with the right to freedom of expression. In a time when these issues are of particular relevance, Intermediary liability and freedom of expression in the EU provides the reader with a framework to protect the freedom of expression in an online world.
Auteur(s):
Aleksandra Kuczerawy
Reeks:
KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law Series
Volume:
3
boek | verschenen | 1e editie
december 2018 | xiv + 426 blz.

Hardback
€ 105,-


ISBN 9781780687148


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States increasingly delegate regulatory and police functions to Internet intermediaries. The delegation is achieved by providing an incentive in the form of conditional liability exemptions. In the EU, the exemptions enshrined in the E-Commerce Directive effectively require intermediaries to police online content if they wish to maintain immunity regarding third party content. Such an approach results in delegated private enforcement that may lead to interference with the right to freedom of expression. Involving intermediaries in content regulation may be inevitable. The legal framework, on which it is based, however, should come equipped with safeguards that ensure effective protection of the right to freedom of expression.

This book analyses the positive obligation of the European Union to introduce safeguards for freedom of expression when delegating the realisation of public policy objectives to Internet intermediaries. It also identifies and describes the safeguards that should be implemented in order to better protect freedom of expression.

In a time when these issues are of particular relevance, Intermediary liability and freedom of expression in the EU provides the reader with a broader perspective on the problem of delegated regulation of expression on the Internet. It also provides the reader with an up to date information on the discussions in the EU.


About the author
Aleksandra Kuczerawy is a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven’s Centre for IT & IP Law and is assistant editor of the International Encyclopedia of Law (IEL) – Cyber Law. She has worked on the topics of privacy and data protection, media law, and the liability of Internet intermediaries since 2010 (projects PrimeLife, Experimedia, REVEAL). In 2017 she participated in the works of the Committee of experts on Internet Intermediaries (MSI-NET) at the Council of Europe, responsible for drafting a recommendation by the Committee of Ministers on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries and a study on Algorithms and Human Rights.

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Table of contents and preliminary pages (p. 0)

Introduction (p. 1)

Part I. State of the Art

Chapter 1. The Concept of 'Gatekeeping' (p. 15)

Chapter 2. Gatekeeping in Online Media (p. 23)

Chapter 3. Freedom of Expression in the EU and the US (p. 45)

Chapter 4. Internet Intermediary Liability in the EU and the US (p. 55)

Chapter 5. Towards Platform Responsibility (p. 75)

Chapter 6. Main Criticisms (p. 85)

Chapter 7. Conclusion (p. 103)

Part II. Normative Framework

Chapter 1. Introduction (p. 105)

Chapter 2. Interference with Freedom of Expression (Obligation to Respect) (p. 109)

Chapter 3. Positive Obligations for Freedom of Expression (Obligation to Protect) (p. 133)

Chapter 4. Criteria for Safeguards for Freedom of Expression Online (p. 163)

Chapter 5. Conclusion (p. 193)

Part III. Evaluation of Existing Notice and Action Mechanisms

Chapter 1. Introduction (p. 195)

Chapter 2. Analysis of Different Response Mechanisms (p. 203)

Chapter 3. Safeguards for Freedom of Expression in Notice and Action (p. 287)

Conclusion and Outlook (p. 319)

Annex: Detailed Country Profiles (p. 331)

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