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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Šidlauskienė, Jūratė;Jurkevičius, Vaidas
Title: Website operators’ liability for offensive comments: a comparative analysis of "Delfi as v. Estonia and MTE & Index v. Hungary"
Is part of: Baltic Journal of Law & Politics, 2017 vol. 10, iss. 2, p. 46-75
Date: 2017
Keywords: Delfi AS v. Estonia;MTE & Index v. Hungary;Website operators’ liability;Internet commentators’ liability;Liability for offensive comments
Abstract: In 2013 and 2015, the ECtHR in the famous case of Delfi AS v. Estonia recognised the possibility for a website operator to be liable for the delayed removal of illegal comments of internet users. In this case the ECtHR formulated criteria for a website operator’s liability for damage caused to a third party by its visitor comments. The judgment of 2016 in the case of MTE & Index v. Hungary the ECtHR modified the criteria for a website operator’s liability, interpreting it to the benefit of web managers. This article seeks to reveal the criteria for the liability of a website operator and to draw some general guidance that can be applied in similar cases.
Appears in Collections:Baltic Journal of Law & Politics 2017, vol. 10, iss. 2

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