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The European Court of Human Rights rules again on liability for third party comments

Bodregi, Bea (2016) The European Court of Human Rights rules again on liability for third party comments. Media Policy Blog (19 Feb 2016). Website.

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In a recent ruling, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the Hungarian online news portal cannot be held responsible for offensive or vulgar comments posted by its readers. The Court held that placing strict liability on news portals for such comments is a violation of Article 10 (Freedom of Expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). In this blogpost, Bea Bodrogi, a Hungarian lawyer involved in the case, reflects on the court’s decision in light of its previous ruling in the Delfi v. Estonia case.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
K Law > K Law (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
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Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 11:54
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2021 23:35

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