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Liability: Developments in intermediary liability: the cases so far

Online intermediary liability has been debated in the courts since the internet came into being. Following a succession of recent court cases little clarity has resulted on the circumstances surrounding when an intermediary will and will not be liable for unlawful content posted on its networks. Robert Blamires and David Naylor, of Field Fisher Waterhouse in London, discuss the most important cases involving the hosting platforms provided by Google and Amazon, and how far the 'Hosting Defence' protects intermediaries from liability as a publisher of defamatory content.

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