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Five considerations for the transposition and application of Article 17 of the DSM Directive

February 16, 2021

Nearly two years have passed since the adoption of the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market 2019/790 (DSM Directive). As it was probably bound to happen, the discussion of its content – notably of its Article 17 – is no less heated now than in 2016-2019. This post tackles five key...

The Challenge to Article 17 CDSM, an opportunity to establish a future fundamental rights-compliant liability regime for online platforms

February 11, 2021

EU's 27 Member States have struggled with transposing the Directive on Copyright in a Digital Single Market. This is the case in particular with regard to the implementation of Article 17, the most contested and debated provision of the CDSM Directive, which significantly reshapes the rules for the...

European Commission issues recommendation asking platforms to detect and remove illegal content within an hour

March 1, 2018

On March 1, 2018, the European Commission issued the Recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online, which provides guidelines on how internet platforms should handle illegal content, including “information relating to terrorism, child sexual abuse, illegal hate speech or...

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