عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
From gatekeepers to publishers: Liability of internet intermediaries in India for hosting defamatory content
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
از دروازهبانان تا ناشران: مسئولیت واسطههای اینترنتی در هند برای میزبانی محتوای افتراآمیز
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Computer Law & Security Review: The International Journal of Technology Law and Practice, 41 (2021) 105558: doi:10:1016/j:clsr:2021:105558
Pratik Prakash Dixit
This article aims to analyze the liability of Internet intermediaries in India for hosting defamatory content. In the absence of any statutory law relating to online defamation, the courts in India have had to rely upon comparable developments in the United Kingdom to define the contours of liability of the intermediaries for facilitating the publication of defamatory content on the Internet. However, affixing liability on intermediaries in the absence of similar statutory immunities provided to them under the UK law may prove prejudicial to the intermediaries. Therefore, this article argues that India should enact a comprehensive law to statutorily limit the grounds on which liability may be imposed on Internet interme- diaries for hosting online defamatory content. This article further argues that India should adopt and codify the ‘notice and notice plus’ approach to intermediary liability as it ensures that intermediaries are not held liable as publishers for hosting the defamatory content, but in the meantime are also encouraged to take active steps to ensure effective justice to the victims of online defamation.
Keywords: Internet intermediaries | Online defamation | Safe harbours | Dynamic injunction | Intermediary liability