5RB Conference

  • Daithi Mac Sithigh (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


'Defamation, Copyright and ISPs': Intermediary liability under English law is primarily determined by the Electronic Commerce Directive, 2000/31. However, US federal law draws a bright line between the liability of intermediaries for IP infringements (which is subject to notice and takedown) and for all other civil matters including defamation (almost total immunity). Clearly there is a hierarchy of harmful online behaviour in the home of free speech. I will suggest in this note that the UK has made some moves towards a similar hierarchy although in a fairly incoherent way.
Period27 Sep 2012
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United Kingdom