According to one recent poll, 84 percent of Americans believe that tech platforms should be held legally responsible for the content they carry. American companies, the government, and the public are rethinking the rules governing intermediary liability, and change has already begun with SESTA/FOSTA. Although small and mid-sized technology companies are perceived as members of Silicon Valley’s affluent corporate sphere, they may be unable to implement costly programs like Facebook’s hiring of 3,000 new content monitors to comply with new laws. Join the Wikimedia Foundation for a discussion on responding to future legislation and the impact of intermediary liability proposals on companies of varying sizes. Confirmed panelists include Daphne Keller, director of intermediary liability at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society; Paul Sieminski, general counsel at Automattic/WordPress; Peter Menell, Koret professor of law and director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; and Leighanna Mixter, legal counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation.
The discussion will be followed by Q&A and a reception with drinks and light fare.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Registration
6:00 - 6:15 p.m.: Introduction
6:15 - 7:15 p.m.: Panel Discussion
7:15 - 7:30 p.m.: Q & A
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Reception