The ELI Model Rules on Online Platforms

9 Journal of European Consumer and Market Law 61-70 (2020)

European Legal Studies Institute Osnabrück Research Paper Series No. 20-01

21 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2021

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Christoph Busch

University of Osnabrück - European Legal Studies Institute; Yale University - Yale Information Society Project

Gerhard Dannemann

Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law

Hans Schulte-Nölke

European Legal Studies Institute Osnabrueck / Radboud University Nijmegen

Aneta Wiewiórowska-Domagalska

Universität Osnabrück - European Legal Studies Institute

Fryderyk Zoll

Universität Osnabrück

Date Written: April 2020

Abstract

In March 2020, the membership of the European Law Institute adopted the ELI Model Rules on Online Platforms. These Model Rules are the result of a 5-year project during which a multinational working group drafted and developed rules for the relationship between online platforms and their users. The ELI Model Rules are meant as a contribution to the current debate on platform regulation and were drafted as a source of inspiration for legislators and for self-regulation. The wording of the ELI Model Rules is published at the end of this article. The present introduction, written by the project reporters who were appointed by the European Law Institute, summarises the main considerations, the economic and legal environment and presents the main features of the Model Rules.

Keywords: Digital platforms, Online marketplaces, Digital Services Act, Intermediary Liability, Online Reviews

JEL Classification: D18, D40, K00, K12, K20, K21, L10, L15, L40

Suggested Citation

Busch, Christoph and Dannemann, Gerhard and Schulte-Nölke, Hans and Wiewiórowska-Domagalska, Aneta and Zoll, Fryderyk, The ELI Model Rules on Online Platforms (April 2020). 9 Journal of European Consumer and Market Law 61-70 (2020), European Legal Studies Institute Osnabrück Research Paper Series No. 20-01 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3870296 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3870296

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Gerhard Dannemann

Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law

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Hans Schulte-Nölke

European Legal Studies Institute Osnabrueck / Radboud University Nijmegen ( email )

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Aneta Wiewiórowska-Domagalska

Universität Osnabrück - European Legal Studies Institute ( email )

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Osnabrueck, 49069
Germany

Fryderyk Zoll

Universität Osnabrück ( email )

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