How do online intermediaries control the way we speak, create and live online?

Lilian Edwards / Strathclyde University (Chair), Brianna Schofield / UC Berkeley School of Law, Jim Killock / Open Rights Group, Kris Erickson / University of Glasgow, Edina Harbinja / Strathclyde University, Digital Intermediary Industry Representative (tbc)

Room: Great Room

Time: 1400-1500

Online intermediaries, including household names like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter play an increasingly important role in in our lives.

This panel discussed CREATe work interrogating how intermediaries control what we see and express online, police copyright infringement and determine our rights online. What is the impact of intermediary control on human rights? How do intermediaries regulate speech and cultural production in response to human and automated takedown requests? Should social media sites own the work we create via their platforms and who gets these works when the user dies? These questions and other issues, including take down of parody on You Tube and web blocking orders, were addressed.

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