Mine Host is Searching for a ‘Neutrality’ Principle

12 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2009 Last revised: 30 Nov 2009

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Ian Walden

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Date Written: November 11, 2009


This article examines the Advocate General's comments on the 'hosting' provision of the eCommerce Directive (00/31/EC). He appears to suggests the existence of a 'neutrality' principle in respect of intermediary liability, which operates irrespective of an intermediary's knowledge about the legality or otherwise of the hosted content. This article critically examines this suggestion within the broader debate about the role and responsibilities of intermediaries in a cyberspace context.

Suggested Citation

Walden, Ian, Mine Host is Searching for a ‘Neutrality’ Principle (November 11, 2009). Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 34/2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1504224

Ian Walden (Contact Author)

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law ( email )

Mile End Road
London, London E1 4NS
United Kingdom

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