Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Thursday, July 31, 2008

MP Committee Report Faults Some Internet Companies For Lack of Self-Regulation, Makes Suggestions

A committee of Members of Parliament has told some Internet giants that they simply don't do enough to regulate themselves and to protect their users. Particularly faulted in this respect was Google-owned YouTube. The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee MPs praised Microsoft and MySpace, however, but recommended the establishment of a self-regulatory body to police conduct. Note that an EU Directive complicates matters in the legal arena. The MPs also found that the industry standard of a 24-hour "takedown" to remove child abuse content was unacceptable. Read more here. Here's a link to the report. Here's a link to the website for the Chair of the Committee, John Whittingdale. Here's a link to another article on the report.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2008/07/mp-committee-re.html

| Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef00e553e239b78834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference MP Committee Report Faults Some Internet Companies For Lack of Self-Regulation, Makes Suggestions: