There have been significant decisions on both sides of the Atlantic in the past several months concerning the legal responsibilities of online intermediaries to police copyright infringement by users. This post will review the impact on key legal issues, first with respect to the applicability of the liability safe harbors for content hosts and then concerning what affirmative obligations courts may impose on both content hosts and ISPs.
CDT offers its analysis of, and suggestions for improving, the European Commission’s proposed Data Protection Regulation. CDT strongly supports the use of the Regulation instrument to harmonize data protection across the common market. We believe that a Regulation that establishes a strong baseline for European data protection will be the most effective vehicle to assure all EU citizens of meaningful data protection.
Several international initiatives on cybercrime raise concerns for Internet freedom. One is the Council of Europe (COE) treaty on computer crime. Another major issue concerns legal mandates on ISPs to retain data about their customers’ Internet usage. CDT here collects various materials on these and other initiatives.
In these comments, we provide suggestions for strengthening the core principles of the Data Protection Directive (DPD) and for more rigorously implementing those principles across the European Union. We also discuss the intersection of the Data Protection Directive with other fundamental interests such as innovation and free speech.
1) CDT Offers Recommendations in FCC’s “Open Internet” Proceeding
2) Questioning the FCC’s Assertions of Jurisdiction over the Internet
3) Comments on the Proposed Rules
4) The Road Ahead and the Comcast Appeal
(1) CDT Offers Recommendations in FCC’s “Open Internet” Proceeding
CDT has filed extensive comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rules to preserve the open…
For several years now, the issue of Internet neutrality has been the subject of prominent and strident debate in telecom and Internet policy circles. In general terms, the issue concerns whether operators of broadband networks should be free to favor some traffic over others, or instead should be required to handle traffic in an essentially neutral manner. Since late…