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  • New ‘screen time’ rules from the American Academy of Pediatrics
    Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised its stance on screen time. Sonia Livingstone takes a closer look at the new recommendations and their evidence base. She argues that while the new guidelines fit better with the current circumstances of family lives, the AAP faces a dilemma: there isn’t yet a robust body of research on the effects of digital media on children, yet parents […]
  • Liability and responsibility: new challenges for Internet intermediaries
    Monica Horten, a visiting fellow at the LSE, argues for clarification on proposals regarding Internet intermediaries’ liability for content, and for an appropriate balance to be struck between the different interests involved. This post is based on her paper for the Center for Democracy and Technology on Content ‘responsibility’: The looming cloud of uncertainty for internet intermediaries. How might policy-makers […]
  • To be 13 or 16, that is the question: the implications for UK teenagers of the European General Data Protection Regulation
    To discuss the issues arising from the General Data Protection Regulation’s provision that under 16 year-olds will need parental consent before accessing social media or other online services, the LSE’s Media Policy Project, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s Evidence Group, the Centre for Digital Democracy and the School of Communication at American University met in a round table […]
  • How will Brexit affect copyright legislation?
    The UK’s future relationship with the European Union, and the implications for UK regulation, are full of uncertainty. For example, how much of the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy the UK will maintain is unclear. Here, Professor Alison Harcourt of the University of Exeter looks in detail at the DSM initiative’s copyright package, and the potential impact of the UK […]
  • Liberalisation of advertising & product placement rules in the AVMSD: a step too far?
    Rachael Craufurd Smith, Reader in Media Law at University of Edinburgh, assesses the proposal made by the European Commission and response from the CULT Committee regarding the liberalisation of advertising and product placement rules. In May 2016 the European Commission put forward a legislative proposal that would significantly liberalise the advertising and product placement rules in the Audiovisual Media Services […]