Platforms Regulation in the Digital Single Market Strategy-Illegal Content and Intellectual Property as a Key Challenge

Blerim Berisha
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXII, Issue 1, 186-191, 2019
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1417


As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has identified the issue of combating the illegal content online as a key challenge for online platforms. It has now released guidance to online platforms containing a set of principles for tackling not permitted content , that appears online into the European platforms. The guidelines , as a tool of struggling the impermissible content works and has a focus on three stages of the process: finding the illegal or impermissible content; erase it from online platforms; and avoid it from re-appearing online in platforms. The Commission's work is motivated by concerns that the removal of illegal content online continues to be insufficiently effective – incitement to terrorism, illegal hate speech, or child sexual abuse material, as well as infringements of Intellectual Property rights and consumer protection online need to be tackled across the EU with determination and resolve. The Commission’s approach of fully privatising freedom of expression online, it’s almost complete indifference diligent assessment of the impacts of this privatisation

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