Thursday, September 19, 2019

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...

The EU Copyright Directive: Platform liability, the value gap, and unanswered...

As reported here, the European Parliament approved the latest version of the EU Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market ("DSM Directive"). Following...

Influencer Marketing: How to hashtag in Hungary

The Kasza Tibi decision Back in 2016 the Competition Authority started investigating social media marketing practices of certain dominant Hungarian influencers, including musician Kasza Tibi....

Can AI content moderation keep us safe online?

Moderation of Viral Videos Companies agonise over the formula for creating viral content, whether it’s music videos such as Luis Fonsi’s Despacito ft. Daddy...

Fake News law passed in Singapore: Protection from Online Falsehoods and...

We previously reported on MediaWrites that the Singapore Government had convened a Select Committee to study new laws and other measures to tackle the...

Global regulation threatens to take a bite out of the FAANGs

A raft of new laws and closer regulatory scrutiny will be one of the biggest challenges for the FAANGs (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and...

DCMS releases new Code of Practice for Social Media Platforms

The Code comes in advance of the potential new regulatory framework envisaged in the Online Harms White Paper (see here for our initial thoughts...

The EU Copyright Directive: New exception for text and data mining

The European Parliament recently approved the EU Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market ('DSM Directive'). Once approved by the Council and published...

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