Algorithmic Governance by Online Intermediaries

Oxford Handbook of International Economic Governance and Market Regulation (Eric Brousseau, Jean-Michel Glachant, & Jérôme Sgard Eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2018, Forthcoming).

25 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2018

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Niva Elkin-Koren

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law

Maayan Perel (Filmar)

Netanya Academic College

Date Written: July 13, 2018

Abstract

In recent years, there is a growing use of algorithmic law enforcement by online intermediaries. Algorithmic enforcement by private intermediaries is located at the interface between public law and private ordering. It often reflects risk management and commercial interests of online intermediaries, effectively converging law enforcement and adjudication powers, at the hands of a small number of mega platforms. At the same time, algorithmic governance also plays a critical role in shaping access to online content and facilitating public discourse. Yet, online intermediaries are hardly held accountable for algorithmic enforcement, even though they may reach erroneous decisions. Developing proper accountability mechanisms is hence vital to create a check on algorithmic enforcement. Accordingly, relying on lessons drawn from algorithmic copyright enforcement by online intermediaries, this chapter demonstrates the accountability deficiencies in algorithmic copyright enforcement; maps the barriers for algorithmic accountability and discusses various strategies for enhancing accountability in algorithmic governance.

Keywords: algorithmic governance, algorithmic enforcement, copyright, DMCA, accountability, due process, Content ID

Suggested Citation

Elkin-Koren, Niva and Perel (Filmar), Maayan, Algorithmic Governance by Online Intermediaries (July 13, 2018). Oxford Handbook of International Economic Governance and Market Regulation (Eric Brousseau, Jean-Michel Glachant, & Jérôme Sgard Eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2018, Forthcoming).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3213355

Niva Elkin-Koren

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel

Maayan Perel (Filmar) (Contact Author)

Netanya Academic College ( email )

1 Unisversity Street
Netanya
Netanya, 31905
Israel

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