A Comparative Analysis of the Secondary Liability of Online Service Providers
Chapter First Online: 29 June 2017
This Chapter draws heavily on national reports prepared by national reporters in advance of the Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Vienna in July 2014, some of which have in turn been revised for publication as chapters in
Secondary Liability of Internet Service Providers (Graeme B. Dinwoodie ed., Springer 2017) to which this is the Introductory Chapter. I am extremely grateful to the various National Reporters for that Congress on whose work this Chapter builds: Graeme W. Austin; Christoph Busch; Lung-Sheng Chen; João Fachana; Vincenzo Franceschelli, Oreste Pollicino, and Elisa Bertolini; Xawery Konarski and Tomasz Targosz; Ivana Kunda and Jasmina Mutabžija; David Lametti and Abby Shepard; Caitlin Mulholland; Clement Petersen; Radim Polčák; Cyrill Rigamonti; Jaani Riordan; Tatiana Synodinou and Philippe Jougleux; Marketa Trimble and Salil K. Mehra; Pierre Trudel; Katja Weckstrom; and Georgios N. Yannopoulos. These reports were authored in 2013–2014, although this Chapter takes into account subsequent developments. This Chapter also draws in part on Graeme B. Dinwoodie, Secondary Liability for Online Trademark Infringement: The International Landscape, 36 C olumbia. J. L. & A rts 463–501 (2014). Thanks also to Matthew Kruger for editorial assistance with the book in which this Chapter appears.