When Individuals Become Internet Intermediaries

My latest Toronto Star column focuses on recent changes involving Internet intermediaries. Where once only ISPs and intermediaries were synonymous, recent developments illustrate that on the Internet the question isn’t who is an intermediary, but rather who isn’t as individuals, search engines, and financial institutions find themselves in a network with lots of middles but no ends. The legal implications are important as they suggest we are moving from asking whether an intermediary is liable for online activity to determining which intermediary is responsible. see: Column here also see: Coverage here., homepage version.

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