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From Immunity To Regulation: Turning Point Of Internet Intermediary Regulatory Agenda

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From Immunity To Regulation: Turning Point Of Internet Intermediary Regulatory Agenda Kai Jia[1] Abstract After twenty years’ golden time for Internet intermediaries, who were offered immunity and “safe harbor” protection from liability for the illegal content originated with third-parties, recent cases saw a possible turning point towards more regulation imposed on them. Both in the U.S. and the EU, the courts started to be careful to provide broad protection for Internet intermediaries, who had become dominant platforms instead of fragile new means of communication they used to be. Before we adopt any reform, a comprehensive understanding of the rationales to support…