The World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) is an online resource informing the public about evolving Internet regulation affecting freedom of expression and user rights worldwide.
CIS, in collaboration with an amazing team of contributors from around the world, built this detailed English-language resource comprised of international case law, statutes, and proposed laws related to intermediary liability.
Use this WILMap to learn about intermediary liability regimes worldwide, and to identify places where legal regimes balance—or fail to balance—regulatory goals with free expression and other civil liberties.
The WILMap is a project coordinated by Giancarlo F. Frosio of the Center for Internet and Society (CIS), Stanford Law School, and deals with regulation that places responsability for on-line activities of users in the hands of intermediaries (like social media outlets), this enabling a system of surveilance and decision making by those intermediaries.
The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is a public interest technology law and policy program at Stanford Law School and a part of Law, Science and Technology Program at Stanford Law School. CIS brings together scholars, academics, legislators, students, programmers, security researchers, and scientists to study the interaction of new technologies and the law and to examine how the synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like free speech, innovation, privacy, public commons, diversity, and scientific inquiry. CIS strives to improve both technology and law, encouraging decision makers to design both as a means to further democratic values. CIS provides law students and the general public with educational resources and analyses of policy issues arising at the intersection of law, technology and the public interest. CIS also sponsors a range of public events including a speakers series, conferences and workshops. CIS was founded by Lawrence Lessig in 2000.
Further information on the WILMap and the CIS can be found here.
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