Liability of Internet intermediaries for user-generated content : An examination of Oriental Press Group Ltd v Fevaworks Solutions Ltd
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|Journal / Publication||Computer Law and Security Review|
|Online published||24 Jan 2015|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2015|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84921724426&origin=recordpage|
Internet intermediaries such as ISPs, web hosting companies, search engines and social media platforms play a distinctly vital role in enabling people to connect, interact and share. Their technical capabilities have led the Internet intermediaries to face increasing pressure from governments and non-governmental organisations to police content or run the risk of being held liable for user-generated content. This paper has a three-fold purpose. First, the paper deals with Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal decision in Oriental Press Group Ltd v Fevaworks Solutions Ltd 2012. Second, it compares and analyses the decision with that of the English Appellate decision in Tamiz v Google Inc. Having considered the availability of defences in Hong Kong in an era of free and pervasive open communication platforms, the paper finally concludes with a call for a review for a greater level of protection for ISPs and Internet intermediaries.
- Internet intermediaries Oriental Press Group v Fevaworks Solutions Ltd Tamiz v Google Inc
Computer Law and Security Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, 02.2015, p. 131-138.
Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62) › 21_Publication in refereed journal › peer-review