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Internet intermediary liability: Identifying best practices for Africa
Internet intermediary liability: Identifying best practices for Africa 20 November 2013 Nicolo Zingales

The role of intermediaries in global networked communication is ubiquitous. All producers of content on the internet have to rely on the action of some third party–the so called intermediary–in order to reach their recipients. Such action of intermediation ranges from the mere provision of connectivity, to more advanced services such as a specific type of communication tool or platform. For example, email and blogging space, or the indexing of the content through a search engine, or a hum...

Internet Intermediary Liability in Nigeria: New legislation threatens internet freedom
Internet Intermediary Liability in Nigeria: New legislation threatens internet freedom 26 August 2013 Maureen Nwobodo

Maureen Nwobodo, a Google policy fellow supporting APC’s work on intermediary liabilities from Nigeria, analyses how new legislation is using the private sector to police the flow of information online. Many countries have made moves to make internet intermediaries (such as cybercafés, internet service providers and telecom operators) liable for the sort of content posted at their web-space/network by its users, thereby indirectly using them to police the flow of information. These pra...

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