Fundamental Rights Protection Online: The Future Regulation Of Intermediaries

Matti Mika-Tuomas Ojanen (Editor), Bilyana Petkova (Editor)

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The purpose of the book will be to analyze the European legislative and judicial responses to the evolving role of online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, other social media, blogging platforms, as well as online hosting portals and search engines). While traditionally intermediaries were perceived as merely channeling content, is the increased use of algorithms effectively altering their function now, bringing them closer to actual controllers of content? Soft law measures (Code of Conduct) next to technical fixes (online tools) and stricter regulatory mechanisms akin to notice-and-take-down measures have begun to shape a complex regulatory landscape in which policy-makers, judges and private entities share powers. This collection brings together mostly academics but also a few representatives of civil society and the European institutions to discuss the European perspective, both national and supranational, on the future of speech in a digital age.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages300
Publication statusSubmitted - 1 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeC2 Edited book

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