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Introduction

The removal obligations of online intermediaries (Facebook, Google etc) arising from third-party infringements might follow from a notice-and-takedown request submitted by the concerned person or from an injunction granted by a court or administrative authority.

Uncertainties have arisen as regards the scope of such injunctions, also considering that EU law prohibits the imposition of general monitoring obligations on online intermediaries.

Yet, is it possible to order an intermediary to monitor the activities of different users of its service? Is it possible to target content other than the one identified in the relevant injunction? Can removal take place on a worldwide basis?

This webinar will cover recent case law on the issues above and will allow delegates to get a clear picture as to where the law currently stands in the area of injunctions against online intermediaries.

A basic understanding of IP rights, defamation principles and the right to be forgotten would be advantageous.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • The relevant legislative framework for injunctions against intermediaries
  • Relevant principles from case law
  • The interplay between effective protection of rights over the internet and prohibition of general monitoring
  • The personal, material and geographic scope of removal obligations, also in light of most recent developments at the judicial level (including the right to be forgotten in Google v CNIL and defamation in Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook)
  • Recent policy and legislative developments at EU level

This webinar was recorded on 11th November 2019

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