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  • Intermediary Liability on the Internet - Ashley Hurst - Video

    The extent to which internet intermediaries such as Facebook and Google should be liable for unlawful content on the internet is currently facing a great deal of scrutiny in Europe. Like in the US, internet intermediaries in Europe are expected to assist in the prevention of copyright infringement. However, they do not have the wide protection against defamation and privacy claims provided by section 230 of the Communications Decency Act 1996 in the US. Over the last few years, they have therefore found themselves being named in lawsuits in respect of user-generated content.

  • Intermediary Liability on the Internet - Ashley Hurst - Audio

    The extent to which internet intermediaries such as Facebook and Google should be liable for unlawful content on the internet is currently facing a great deal of scrutiny in Europe. Like in the US, internet intermediaries in Europe are expected to assist in the prevention of copyright infringement. However, they do not have the wide protection against defamation and privacy claims provided by section 230 of the Communications Decency Act 1996 in the US. Over the last few years, they have therefore found themselves being named in lawsuits in respect of user-generated content.

  • CA Governor Brown Signs SB1298 (Autonomous Vehicles)

    California Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. visits the Google Headquarters on September 24th, 2012 to sign SB1298, a bill that creates a legal framework and operational safety standards for the testing and operation of autonomous vehicles on state roads and highways.

  • Free Speech on YouTube: Google's Lose-Lose Situation

    CIS Affiliate Scholar Marvin Ammori and New America Senior Fellow Rebecca MacKinnon discuss Google's decision to restrict access to an anti-Islamic video that sparked violent riots in the Middle East. They discuss the implications of the decision and how the First Amendment applies to inflammatory content on the Internet.

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