Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Update on Renckhoff: Re-posting a photograph without the explicit consent of...

As reported previously on Mediawrites, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered a controversial decision in 2018 according to which the...

MediaBytes – the last month on MediaWrites: the Copyright Directive, AI...

We've been catching up with MediaWrites authors about the hottest topics being discussed in the media industry. In the latest instalment of MediaBytes, Katrina...

The Online Harms White Paper – which companies could be affected?

Many social media platforms have recently been the subject of public scrutiny for harmful content such as terrorism, bullying and disinformation disseminated by individuals...

The Online Harms White Paper: whatever happened to online-offline equivalence?

From internet time immemorial the UK government has adhered to the principle of online-offline equivalence. No Ministerial speech or government paper has been complete...

Regulatory Boost for Airbnb from ECJ’s Advocate General

Airbnb should be treated as an 'information society service' ("ISS") according to a recent opinion of an Advocate General of the European Court of...

The Online Harms White Paper: Duty of care in the context...

Is the concept of 'duty of care' a novel one? The concept of a duty of care is well known in the offline world. So...

The Online Harms White Paper: Who will regulate the internet, and...

The government's Online Harms White Paper proposes a new online safety framework, to be implemented, overseen and enforced by "an independent regulator" with "effective...

The Online Harms White Paper: Is technology the answer?

As discussed previously in the series, the OHWP sets out the government's proposals to tackle online content and activity that harms individual users or...

The Online Harms White Paper: Which harms should be in scope?

What does the paper say? Not much. The paper does not define harmful content, but instead provides an initial list of harms that would be...

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