Liability Of Internet Service Providers In The European Union

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating in the European Union are subject to the application of Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 8, 2000 (the “E-Commerce Directive.”)

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is ISP Liability Regulated under E.U. Law?
What are the Main Provisions of the E-Commerce Directive with Regards to ISPs Liability?
What is a “transmission” of information under the meaning of the Directive?
What is the rationale behind the above-mentioned provisions?
What are the Consequences of these Rules for ISPs?


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