Thursday, July 31, 2008
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.