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Shock European court decision: Websites are liable for users’ comments
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They are having to shut down forums in Europe.

6-16-2015

Shock European court decision: Websites are liable for users’ comments

In a surprise decision, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has ruled that the Estonian news site Delfi may be held responsible for anonymous and allegedly defamatory comments from its readers.

The ECHR cited "the 'extreme' nature of the comments which the court considered to amount to hate speech, the fact that they were published on a professionally-run and commercial news website

One of the worrying aspects of the ECHR decision is that it may encourage the idea that intermediaries are liable for "manifestly unlawful" content, without specifying what "manifestly unlawful" actually means. McIntyre points out that this is "something which may lead to a chilling effect where sites are over cautious in taking down material which might possibly be contentious."
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#2
Europe went down this road before less than 100 years ago.

Mankind never learns and always repeats it's mistakes.
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#3
Oh no. I know a certain moron who will be happy to learn of this.
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