New Book: Regulating Speech in Cyberspace: Gatekeepers, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility – Emily Laidlaw

2 10 2015

Regulating Speech in CyberspaceNew technologies have changed the way we communicate challenging traditional structures of speech regulation. In the internet context, the transnational, instantaneous nature of communications makes it difficult for governments to directly control the information that enters and leaves a country. Read the rest of this entry »

Can our laws cope with online harassment, revenge porn and other internet nasties? – Amber Melville-Brown

25 09 2015

Online HarassmentEngland’s laws are slow to catch up with the proliferation of misdemeanours which occur online, says Amber Melville-Brown in piece originally published on the Spears website. Read the rest of this entry »

Ashley Madison and the Shark Infested Seas of the Deep Web – Rhory Robertson and Clare Brown

28 08 2015

Deep-Web-Iceberg-e1432663755280The recent hacking of the Ashley Madison website has inevitably caused a vast avalanche of commentary, covering everything from users’ morality to company security. As we concluded in our previous article  apart from the fallout on people’s personal lives from the data dump, the hackers’ employment of the so-called ‘dark web’ to communicate their criminal acts needs further exploration. Read the rest of this entry »

Comity for the Internet? Recent Court Decisions on the right to be de-indexed – Agnes Callamard

26 08 2015

remove-google-search-historyOne of the most impactful events in global free expression jurisprudence development in 2014 was the the European Court of Justice Google Spain SL, Google v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion (2014) (“González”) decision by on the so-called “right to be forgotten”, more accurately referred to as the “right to be de-indexed”. Read the rest of this entry »

An Internet Bill of Rights? Pros and cons of the Italian way – Oreste Pollicino and Marco Bassini

7 08 2015

pollicino-bassiniLast week, an Italian committee of politicians and experts announced its Declaration of Internet Rights, making Italy the first country to introduce an internet bill of rights. Oreste Pollicino, Professor of Comparative Public Law and Media Law at Bocconi University and Counsel of Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale, and Marco Bassini, PhD Researcher in Constitutional Law at the University of Verona and Fellow at Bocconi University, look at what the Declaration means in practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Will “.com” soon be a thing of the past? – Sophie Pugh

10 05 2015

domains_com-history-comAnyone now applying for a domain name for a new website is no longer restricted to using “.com”, “.net”, “” or any of the other domain name suffixes that we have become so familiar with. Instead, they can choose from a wide variety of alternatives, including “.city”, “.London”, “.company” and “.university”. Read the rest of this entry »

Internet legal developments to look out for in 2015 – Graham Smith

8 01 2015

internetHere are some EU and UK internet legal developments to look out for in 2015 (last year’s list here).  I have also provided a list of Cyberlaw Memes and Themes for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »


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