Exemption from civil liability for third party content on the Internet
Miquel Peguera Poch

Professor of Mercantile Law (UOC)

Abstract: The Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce Law (LSSICE) of 11 June 2002 has provided intermediary service providers legal coverage that means they cannot be held responsible for the content others traffic over their networks or host on their servers. This coverage, established as exemptions from responsibility, affects particular suppositions of fact. To be precise, exemption is granted—provided that the requisites pertaining are met—for intermediary services consisting of the mere transmission of data or providing Internet access, hosting, caching, providing links to content and search engines. The aim of the present paper is to analyse the new regulations, from the model established by the E-commerce Directive, of June 2000, which the LSSICE succeeds.

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