Creating legal space for web harvesting by national heritage institutions

Whilst the importance of preserving websites and web content is recognized already for long time by organizations like UNESCO (2003 Charter on the Preservation of Digital Heritage) and the EU (EC Recommendation 2011/711/EU), not all EU Member States have legislation in place that allows national heritage institutions to harvest and archive the web. The ILP… Read more

Dispute resolution mechanisms for online content moderation

The ILP Lab is partnering with the Transatlantic High Level Working Group on its project ‘Content Moderation Online and Freedom of Expression’. The purpose of this project is to identify and encourage adoption of scalable solutions on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to reduce hate speech, violent extremism and viral deception online, while protecting… Read more

Balancing transparency and privacy in the UBO register

Pursuant to the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive, all EU Member States must have a register for Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO), containing data on natural persons having control over more than 25% of the assets of a legal person or trust. In light of the new Open Data and PSI-Directive, the ILP Lab is partnering… Read more

Towards a future-proof intermediary liability framework

The framework for the liability of internet intermediaries of the eCommerce Directive is currently under review. The ILP Lab is partnering with Bits of Freedom to propose to the European Commission a revised framework, striking a fair balance between communication freedom, privacy rights and intellectual property rights. For our research, the ILP Lab reaches out… Read more

Helping journalists navigate the new Press Publishers’ Right

The Press Publishers’ Right is a new exclusive right for press publishers, introduced in Article 15 of the recently adopted EU Directive on Copyright in the DSM. It provides publishers with an exclusive right to authorise or prohibit the online use of their press publications by information society service providers for a period of two… Read more