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South African Parliament passes anti-harmful content bill, despite concerns over data protection and freedom of speech

March 6, 2018

On March 6, 2018, the South African National Assembly passed the Films and Publications Amendment Bill, which intends to protect children from exposure to disturbing and harmful content online, tackle "revenge porn" and hate speech.

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The German Bundesgerichtshof applies the latest CJEU case law on liability for linking to search engines

March 6, 2018

In this decision, the Bundesgerichtshof (“BGH”) applies the latest CJEU case law on liability for linking, namely Svensson(C-466/12), GS Media (C-160/15), Filmspeler (C-527/15) and BREIN/Ziggo(C-610/15) to search engines and in particular to Google’s picture search. Read more at Kluwer Copyright...

Legislative Developments 2017

February 26, 2018

Legislative Proposals 1865-S-2015 and 942-S-2016 were discussed together as a joint Proposal, which was approved by the Senate in 2016. This project states that ISPs should not be liable for content created by third parties, unless they are duly notified by a judicial order of the removal or...