Why Keep a Dog and Bark Yourself? From Intermediary Liability to Responsibility


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Author(s): Giancarlo FrosioPublication Date: November 3, 2017Publication Type: Academic WritingSince the enactment of the first safe harbours and liability exemptions for online intermediaries, market conditions have radically changed. Originally, intermediary liability exemptions were introduced to promote an emerging Internet market. Do safe harbours for online intermediaries still serve innovation? Should they be limited or expanded? These critical questions—often tainted by protectionist concerns—define the present intermediary liability conundrum.