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Fwd: Swedish law controlling Internet informationproviders

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>> X-Sender: jpalme@mail.dsv.su.se
>> Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 06:01:46 +0200
>> To: IETF general mailing list <ietf@ietf.org>
>> From: Jacob Palme <jpalme@DSV.SU.SE>
>> Subject: Swedish law controlling Internet informationproviders
>> X-UIDL: 08c60189f22e3162553aab59916b7cf2
>> The Swedish parliament has in May 1998 passed a new act to
>> regulate what in this act is designated as "Electronic
>> Bulletin Boards". The act does, in reality, not only apply
>> to BBSes, but also to most services providing information
>> on the Internet, such as WWW servers, Usenet News servers,
>> etc. It can be seen as a Swedish attempt to handle the same
>> problem which caused the infamous Communications Decency
>> Act in the U.S.
>> A short summary of the law: A supplier of Internet-based
>> information services is to some extent responsible for
>> illegal content in these services, even if these illegal
>> contents have been submitted by users of the service. This
>> responsibility is limited to what is obviously illegal
>> according to certain other acts, for example racial
>> agitation, child pornography or copyright infringement. To
>> fulfill the requirements of the law, the supplier must
>> supervise the contents of the service. If, however,
>> checking every single message is too cumbersome, the
>> provider can handle the supervision through an abuse board,
>> to which users can complain about illegal messages.
>> For more information and the full text of the act in
>> English translation, see URL
>> http://www.dsv.su.se/~jpalme/society/swedish-bbs-act.html
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se> (Stockholm University and KTH)
>> for more info see URL: http://www.dsv.su.se/~jpalme
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