A clean and open Internet: public consultation on procedures for dealing with illegal content on the Internet
On 4 June 2012, the European Commission launched a public consultation on procedures for notifying and acting on illegal content hosted by online intermediaries. The Commission wants to collect comments from all stakeholders on how this can best be achieved. The consultation covers the issue of notification of illegal content: for example, should all hosting service providers put in place mechanisms to notify illegal content that are easy to find and easy to use? And if so, should illegal content exclusively be notified by such mechanisms? The consultation also covers the issue of acting on illegal content: for instance, should hosting service providers consult the providers of alleged illegal content? Should they provide feedback to notice providers?
Attention: A number of respondents have experienced technical problems while trying to respond to the public consultation. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused by such problems. It has been decided to extend the deadline for submitting a response until Tuesday 11 September 2012.
The public consultation is available at:
- Public consultation on procedures for notifying and acting on illegal content hosted by online intermediaries
- Public consultation on the future of electronic commerce in the internal market and the implementation of the Directive on electronic commerce (2000/31/EC) of 2010
- Communication on “A coherent framework to build trust in the Digital single market for e-commerce and online services”
- Staff Working Paper on “online services, including e-commerce, in the Single Market”