Secondary Liability of Internet Service Providers

  • Graeme B. Dinwoodie

Part of the Ius Comparatum – Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Xawery Konarski, Tomasz Targosz
    Pages 73-91
  3. Tatiana Eleni Synodinou, Philippe Jougleux
    Pages 125-140
  4. Elisa Bertolini, Vincenzo Franceschelli, Oreste Pollicino
    Pages 141-170
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 383-386

About this book


This book analyses the doctrinal structure and content of secondary liability rules that hold internet service providers liable for the conduct of others, including the safe harbours (or immunities) of which they may take advantage, and the range of remedies that can be secured against such providers. Many such claims involve intellectual property infringement, but the treatment extends beyond that field of law. Because there are few formal international standards which govern the question of secondary liability, comprehension of the international landscape requires treatment of a broad range of national approaches. This book thus canvasses numerous jurisdictions across several continents, but presents these comparative studies thematically to highlight evolving commonalities and trans-border commercial practices that exist despite the lack of hard international law. The analysis presented in this book allows exploration not only of contemporary debates about the appropriate policy levers through which to regulate intermediaries, but also about the conceptual character of secondary liability rules.


Administrative Approaches to ISP Regulation Copyright vs. Copyleft Foundations of Liability for IP Infringement ISPs and Safe Harbours ISPs in the United States Internet Service Provider Copyright Infringement Legal framework Governing ISPs Liability for unsecured wireless networks Liability of Internet Intermediaries Norms Governing secondary Liability of Internet Intemediaries Omissions as the Basis for Liability Policy mechanisms for ISPs Secondary Liability of Internet Service Providers Secondary liability of internet service providers Sources and Concepts Web Blocking Mechanisms

Editors and affiliations

  • Graeme B. Dinwoodie
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.IIT Chicago-Kent College of LawOxfordUSA

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