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Carolina Rossini carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 13:24:56 EST 2015

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From: Giuseppe Futia <giuseppe.futia at polito.it>
Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 12:22 PM
Subject: [noc-announce] Governance of Online Intermediaries: New Study by
the Global Network of Internet and Society Centers
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*Governance of Online Intermediaries: *
*New Study by the Global Network of Internet and Society Centers*
February 2015

The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers
<http://networkofcenters.net/> (NoC) and the Berkman Center for Internet &
Society <http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/> at Harvard University are pleased
to announce the release of a new report
<http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2566364>, which
examines the rapidly changing landscape of online intermediary liability at
the intersection of law, technology, norms, and markets, and is aimed at
informing and improving Internet policy-making globally.

This report is a first output of a larger initiative on the governance of
online intermediaries and consists of a case study series
online intermediary liability frameworks and issues in Brazil, the European
Union, India, South Korea, the United States, Thailand, Turkey, and
Vietnam, and a synthesis paper
seeks to distill key observations and provide a high-level analysis of some
of the structural elements that characterize varying governance frameworks,
with a focus on intermediary liability regimes and their evolution. In
particular the synthesis highlights the importance of cultural and
political context, as reflected in both the legal norms aimed at regulating
intermediaries and the perception of intermediaries’ social function within
the countries studied.

The research effort is grounded in a diversity of global perspectives and
collaborative research techniques, committed to objective and independent
academic standards, and aspires to be useful, actionable, and timely for
policymakers and stakeholders. More broadly, the Network of Centers seeks
to contribute to a more generalized vision and longer-term strategy
regarding the role of academic research, facilitation and convening, and
education and communication in the Internet age.
The full text of the case studies
the synthesis paper
available on the Publixphere website, where the authors welcome comments
and feedback. The series and individual papers are also available for
download from SSRN


*About the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers*
The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC) was
launched by a group of academic centers in 2012 in recognition of the lack
of internationally coordinated research and engagement activities in issues
concerning the Internet and related technologies. The NoC is a
collaborative initiative among academic institutions with a focus on
interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy
implications, and legal issues concerning the Internet. This collective
aims to increase interoperability between participating centers in order to
stimulate the creation of new cross-national, cross-disciplinary
conversation, debate, teaching, learning, and engagement regarding the most
pressing questions around new technologies, social change, and related
policy and regulatory developments. More information can be found at

Giuseppe Futia
Communication Manager

Nexa Center for Internet & Society
Politecnico di Torino - DAUIN
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 - 10129 Torino

web: http://nexa.polito.it
mail: giuseppe.futia at polito.it
tel.  +39 011 090 7219

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*Carolina Rossini *
*Vice President, International Policy*
*Public Knowledge*
*http://www.publicknowledge.org/ <http://www.publicknowledge.org/>*
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