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Using experimental evidence to design optimal notice and takedown process

Fiala, Lenka and Husovec, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1437-0347 (2018) Using experimental evidence to design optimal notice and takedown process. TILEC Discussion Paper series (2018-028). SSRN, Tilburg, NL.

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Online providers like Facebook or YouTube are expected to enforce the law by removing illegal content, such as copyright infringement or hate speech. This delegated enforcement system is referred to as notice and takedown. Empirically, this scheme leads to many false positives due to over-compliance by providers and under-assertion of rights by affected content creators. We conduct a laboratory experiment to test a mechanism to address this problem. We show that our proposed solution of an independent Alternative Dispute Resolution body significantly reduces over-compliance by providers and improves accuracy of their takedowns, largely thanks to the content creators taking initiative.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C91 - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
D - Microeconomics > D0 - General > D02 - Institutions: Design, Formation, and Operations
K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior > K42 - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2020 14:12
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:19

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