Title
Liability of domain name registries : don't shoot the messenger Liability of domain name registries : don't shoot the messenger
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Law
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Law
Source (journal)
Computer law and security review
Volume/pages
32(2016) :2 , p. 327-344
ISSN
0267-3649
ISI
000374362300012
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The domain name system (DNS) is fundamental to the Internet, because it translates domain names to and from computer (IP) addresses. This system is, however, increasingly used as a tool to combat unwanted online content. In this process, the system's most central operators ("registries") are targeted by right holders, authorities and other claimants, even though the registries fulfil a mere technical role as an online intermediary, and are quite distanced from the actual content. This contribution presents arguments why registries and other DNS-operators would be protected against several types of domain blocks, monitoring duties and liability claims. These arguments are not only supported by a forward-looking interpretation of the special protection regime for mere conduit, caching and hosting providers of the EU eCommerce Directive 2000/31/EC, but also by Enforcement Directive 2004/48/EC and general EU law, as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the European Union. (C) 2015 M. Truyens & P. Van Eecke. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
E-info
http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000374362300012&DestLinkType=RelatedRecords&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848
http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000374362300012&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/b5fc82/133659.pdf
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