Regulating internet content through notice-and-takedown

This project is designed to create a set of principles to help governments, firms and civil society organisations to address harmful online content in more sophisticated ways. Such groups are increasingly seeking to influence the intermediaries that provide internet services to take more responsibility for content on their networks. Globally, these intermediaries receive millions of requests to remove content posted by users each month. This project seeks to understand how Australian and international intermediaries respond to takedown requests in three areas: copyright, defamation, and hate speech. It aims to create new knowledge about how intermediaries can be influenced to regulate internet content, and how due process and freedom of speech can be protected.

Project team


Project funding

  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2016-2019)