ECHR rules on liability of ISPs as a restriction of freedom of speech

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Abstract

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg handed down its first case concerning the liability of intermediaries. A ruling of the Estonian Supreme Court that imposed broad liability and a general monitoring obligation upon an internet news portal vis-a-vis third party comments made on its website under one of the news items was found by the ECtHR to be proportionate and justified interference with the freedom of expression.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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