Techdirt Podcast Episode 195: The EU Endangers Free Speech Online... Again

from the more-of-the-same dept

The latest in the EU's string of internet regulatory efforts has a new target: terrorist propaganda. Just as with past regulations, the proposed rules seem onerous and insane, creating huge liability for internet platforms that fail to do the impossible. This week, we're joined by returning guests Daphne Keller from Stanford's Center For Internet And Society and Emma Llansó from the Center for Democracy and Technology to discuss this most recent danger to online free speech in the EU.

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Filed Under: daphne keller, emma llanso, eu, europe, free speech, podcast, regulation


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    Hugo Connery (profile), 16 Jan 2019 @ 6:08am

    Great job

    This podcast is whey I participate at TechDirt.

    A wonderful exploration of terrorist speech/hate speech internet regulation and so many of its pitfalls with guests who have really thought about these challenges.

    Hats off.

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    Anonymous Coward, 16 Jan 2019 @ 8:00am

    What Congress needs to do is pass a law saying that the that the GPDR and EU Copyright directives cannot enforced in the United States - problem solved.

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      Anonymous Coward, 18 Jan 2019 @ 1:43am

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      You're assuming that the government doesn't want a highly invasive, selectively applied privacy enforcement law of its own.

      The government is also heavily lobbied by copyright-based interest groups who salivate at the idea of Article 13 after SOPA was shuttered in 2012.

      Unfortunately, I don't really see sanity prevailing in this case.

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      Mason Wheeler (profile), 22 Jan 2019 @ 12:28pm

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      Agreed. There's precedent for it, with the SHIELD Act protecting Americans from foreign defamation claims that would not be valid under US defamation law. We just need to expand on that foundation.

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