Watch our NetThing panel discussion, where we seek to unpack the long-debated question of how to balance the responsibilities placed on different sections of the Internet industry to appropriately protect individual end-users while also ensuring the smooth running of the Internet.
Date: Friday, 28 October 2022
Time: 3:00pm AEDT / 12:00pm AWST
Registration: NetThing website
The accessibility and unique nature of the Internet has greatly affected the volume of potentially defamatory material online, as well as raised new questions of how we understand the basic legal principles underpinning defamation law. With recent High Court decisions and ongoing law reform in Australia, the application of defamation law for different sections of the internet industry is a live issue for the Internet industry. This question, however, also points to a broader consideration of what extent to which internet intermediaries should be liable for what happens on the ‘content layer’ of the Internet. Due to the complex roles that each section of the internet industry play means that laws regulating the industry is complex and must be nuanced to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
This panel discussion will seek to unpack the long-debated question of how to balance the responsibilities placed on different sections of the internet industry to appropriately protect individual end-users, while also ensuring the smooth running of the Internet.
- Sophia Joo (IAA)
- Michael Douglas (UWA)
- Sophie Dawson (Bird & Bird)
- Sunita Bose (DiGI)
- Christiane Gillepsie-Jones (Comms Alliance)