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Is a defamatory comment left on your Facebook page more like graffiti on a wall, a streaker on live TV, or a hand-delivered telegram? Whatever your metaphor, Australian courts now say publishers are legally liable for words they neither wrote nor published.
A new paper argues that the “26 words that created the internet” should remain in force — but only for companies that agree to certain new regulations and restrictions.
State law might be able to support the funding of local news the way it supports the funding of local libraries.
It forces every part of the internet stack — platforms, hosting providers, ISPs — to remove violent video before they’re even made aware of it.
“You can’t stop these guys from getting rich as hell and doing things, but I can at least have a marker laid out there in the cyber world saying: Hey, take a hard look.”
“Even though online platforms are where nearly all journalists today begin their career, the internet is often presented as a bolt-on topic when it comes to media law.”
The shift to distributed content means concepts like fair use are increasingly in the hands of private companies — like SoundCloud.