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European Court of Human Rights : Jezior v. Poland

Dirk Voorhoof (UGent)
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In a case about internet liability for third-party comments, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered again an interesting judgment in support of the right to freedom of expression on the Internet. In the case of Jezior v. Poland the ECtHR found that holding the administrator of a local website liable for defamatory third-party comments, which upon notice had been immediately removed, amounted to a violation of the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). As in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.hu Zrt v. Hungary the ECtHR emphasized that holding the administrator of a website liable merely for allowing unfiltered comments that might be in breach of the law would require excessive and impracticable forethought capable of undermining freedom of the right to impart information on the Internet.
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Freedom of expression, Internet, defamation, user generated content, liability, electoral propaganda

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Voorhoof, Dirk. “European Court of Human Rights : Jezior v. Poland.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED.), no. 8, 2020, pp. 9–11.
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Voorhoof, D. (2020). European Court of Human Rights : Jezior v. Poland. IRIS (ENGLISH ED.).
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2020. “European Court of Human Rights : Jezior v. Poland.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED.).
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Voorhoof D. European Court of Human Rights : Jezior v. Poland. IRIS (ENGLISH ED.). 2020. p. 9–11.
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D. Voorhoof, “European Court of Human Rights : Jezior v. Poland,” IRIS (ENGLISH ED.), no. 8. pp. 9–11, 2020.
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  abstract     = {{In a case about internet liability for third-party comments, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered again an interesting judgment in support of the right to freedom of expression on the Internet. In the case of Jezior v. Poland the ECtHR found that holding the administrator of a local website liable for defamatory third-party comments, which upon notice had been immediately removed, amounted to a violation of the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). As in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.hu Zrt  v. Hungary the ECtHR emphasized that holding the administrator of a website liable merely for allowing unfiltered comments that might be in breach of the law would require excessive and impracticable forethought capable of undermining freedom of the right to impart information on the Internet.}},
  articleno    = {{2020-8:1/10}},
  author       = {{Voorhoof, Dirk}},
  issn         = {{2078-6158}},
  keywords     = {{Freedom of expression,Internet,defamation,user generated content,liability,electoral propaganda}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{8}},
  pages        = {{2020-8:1/10:9--2020-8:1/10:11}},
  series       = {{IRIS (ENGLISH ED.)}},
  title        = {{European Court of Human Rights : Jezior v. Poland}},
  url          = {{https://merlin.obs.coe.int/article/8955}},
  year         = {{2020}},
}