WIII routinely convenes leading experts to discuss important issues related to intermediary liability, open internet, online speech, and the regulation of technology platforms. We host both open events geared toward educating the public as well as private meetings to further discussion among academics and practitioners. These workshops and events support our goals to raise awareness of threats to an open internet, especially those affecting online intermediaries and their users, and to make creative policy suggestions that protect and promote internet-facilitated access to information.
Leading experts from industry, civil society, and academia convened at Yale Law School for a series of non-public, guided discussions. The roundtable of experts considered pressing questions related to intermediary liability and the rights, roles, and responsibilities of information platforms in society.
September 2018 - Intermediaries and Private Speech Regulation: A Transatlantic Dialogue
This workshop convened a transatlantic group of legal scholars from the U.S. and E.U. to discuss connections between intermediary liability laws and fundamental rights, including free speech and expression. A report will follow.