intermediary liability

Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women
Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women 31 July 2017 Zarizana Abdul Aziz

This paper explores what online violence against women is; what can be done to stem and ultimately eliminate it; and whose responsibility it is to do so. It does this by building upon the issues identified in two research projects, namely the research on state accountability to eliminate violence against women by the Due Diligence Project (DDP) and the research on corporate and state remedies for dealing with online violence against women by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC...

Frequently asked questions on internet intermediary liability
Frequently asked questions on internet intermediary liability 19 May 2014

1. What is an “internet intermediary”? An internet intermediary is an entity which provides services that enable people to use the internet. There are many different kinds of internet intermediaries which fall into two broad categories: “conduits” and “hosts”. “Conduits” are technical providers of internet access or transmission services. Conduits do not interfere with the content they are transmitting other than for automatic, intermediate or transient storage needed for tran...

Internet intermediaries: The dilemma of liability in Africa
Internet intermediaries: The dilemma of liability in Africa 19 May 2014 Emilar Vushe Gandhi

Internet access in Africa is growing rapidly, with millions of people from the region getting online, increasing participation in the public sphere, making exciting innovations and creating diverse content. But access barriers and problems remain, not only for upholding human rights online, but also for those wanting to provide internet access and services to people in the region. This include...

Nigerians take stock of their transition to digital media
Nigerians take stock of their transition to digital media 03 March 2014 GS

A digital broadcasting roundtable, supported by APC and hosted by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, took place on February 18, 2014, in Lagos. Participants included representatives from national NGOs, TV and radio stations as well as newspapers. Russell Southwood, an international expert on the issue, talked about some of the challenges that the country is facing in its transition to digital media....

Why shouldn’t private companies regulate the internet? Experts and activists discuss intermediary liability in South Africa
Why shouldn’t private companies regulate the internet? Experts and activists discuss intermediary liability in South Africa 28 February 2014 Emilar Vushe Gandhi

SABC covered the meeting by interviewing project coordinator, Emilar Vushe Gandhi [From minute 15:00 on] Internet intermediaries are any companies that provide internet services, from physical networks to software developers. Different regulations around the world are set up to make them accountable for the content created, published and circulated by their users, frequently on the grounds of ...

Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability
Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability 05 September 2013 Maureen Nwobodo

With the recent plans of the Nigerian legislature to introduce liability to internet intermediaries in the country, there is a strong need to create awareness amongst its citizens. To shed light on this matter, Maureen Nwobodo, APC’s Google Policy Fellow, interviews Mr. Gbenga Sesan, the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria for APCNews. APCNews: What role is Paradigm Init...

Intermediary liability in South Africa
Intermediary liability in South Africa 04 January 2013 Alex Comninos

The rapid growth in internet access and use in Africa, particularly through the mobile internet, makes it imperative for civil society and for internet companies committed to the free flow of information and freedom of expression to better understand how intermediary liability works (or does not work). This paper looks at the role of internet intermediaries as well as their limitations on enabl...

The liability of internet intermediaries in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda: An uncertain terrain
The liability of internet intermediaries in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda: An uncertain terrain 31 October 2012 Alex Comninos

Intermediary liability refers to when internet intermediaries involved in the transmission processing or storage of electronic data across on the internet are held liable for unlawful content transmitted or stored on their networks. Sometimes intermediaries may find themselves legally liable for content on their networks created by third parties, including content which they did not even know ...

Intermediary liability in Africa: Baseline studies and summary report
Intermediary liability in Africa: Baseline studies and summary report 29 October 2012 Various

Currently, state of intermediary liability in Sub-Saharan Africa is not very clear, although there is a lot of anecdotal evidence of governments asking service providers to remove content, or block services such as SMS. Reports from five African countries: Kenya and Uganda in East Africa, South Africa in Southern Africa and Nigeria and Senegal in West Africa establish establish whether intermed...

Intermediary liability in Kenya
Intermediary liability in Kenya 26 October 2012 Alice Munyua, Grace Githaiga and Victor Kapiyo

The rapid growth in internet access and use in Africa, particularly through the mobile internet, makes it imperative for civil society and for internet companies committed to the free flow of information and freedom of expression to better understand how intermediary liability works (or does not work). This paper looks at the role of internet intermediaries as well as their limitations on enabl...

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