Take-down: new directive for actioning illegal website content
Contrary to indications given last year, the European Commission (EC) now proposes a directive to cover take-down procedures and action relating to unlawful website content. The commissioners were set to formally adopt the first draft of the Notice and Action (N&A) Directive on 10 July 2013, together with a non-binding communication on best practices for notice and action procedures.
If the new legislation lowers the risk of legal liability for online content, it will be welcomed by many in the online industry, such as website search engines (for example internet service providers and Google), website hosts and content producers (for example, YouTube or social media sites such as Facebook) and online auction forums (such as eBay). Most would, in any event, welcome harmonisation of the existing fragmented approach and multiplicity of laws. Currently, each EU member state takes a different approach to notice and take-down.
However, if the N&A Directive places more onerous obligations onto online hosts or makes it easier to get allegedly illegal content removed, then major brand owners will be happy…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Nabarro briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Nabarro
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Nabarro
The FCA has published its policy statement on the regulation of crowdfunding. This follows its consultation paper in October last year.
On 25 February, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its updated code of practice on conducting privacy impact assessments.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Real estate continues to be the key money spinner for Nabarro, which has always been known for its work in the UK property market, (although) last year results were up across the firm. Google’s ...
A few UK200 firms – such as DWF – have managed to grow in the downturn. A few, such as Berwin Leighton Paisner, have come back stronger than ever after a wobble. Nabarro fits into neither category.