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One of Jisc’s activities is to monitor and, where possible, influence regulatory developments that affect us and our customer universities, colleges and schools as operators of large computer networks. Since Janet and its customer networks are classified by Ofcom as private networks, postings here are likely to concentrate on the regulation of those networks.

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The European Commission have opened a consultation on “notice and action” procedures (in the UK we tend to refer to them as notice and takedown) by those who host content on the Internet. Since Janet customers may see a different side of the issue from us as operators of the network, it would be helpful to get your comments to inform our response.

First there are some specific questions from the consultation:

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That seems to be the rather depressing message from the European Court of Justice to websites that allow third parties to post content (e.g. the comments on this blog). Article 14 of the European eCommerce Directive says that those hosts are protected from liability for the content until they are aware of specific infringements of the law. Once aware, they must act expeditiously to deal with the problem.

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