[Advocacy Advisors] Hungarian Constitutional Court holds content providers responsible for unmoderated comments

Tisza Gergő gtisza at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 18:32:02 UTC 2014

Hi all,

this is a couple weeks old news, I haven't had time to post it sooner.

The Constitutional Court (more or less the Hungarian equivalent of the
Supreme Court) has decided [1] (upholding the three decisions made by
lower-level courts) that internet providers can be held responsible for
libelous comments on a website they provide, even if there was no
moderation or other process through which they could have learned of the
comments beforehand, and even if they removed the comments as soon as they
were made aware.

News reports with more details:

[1] Case IV/5/2013, Examination of constitutional complaint regarding the
right to freedom of expression
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/advocacy_advisors/attachments/20140629/e2f31410/attachment.html>

More information about the Advocacy_Advisors mailing list