Regulating Hosting ISPs’ Responsibilities for Copyright Infringement

The Freedom to Operate in the US, EU and China

  • Jie Wang

About this book


This book employs a comparative approach to comprehensively discuss hosting ISPs’ responsibilities for copyright infringement in the US, EU and China. In particular, it details how the current responsibility rules should be interpreted or revised so as to provide hosting ISPs maximum freedom to operate in these jurisdictions. 

In addition to examining relevant state regulations, the book assesses self-regulation norms agreed upon between copyright owners and hosting ISPs, and concludes that self-regulation is better suited to preserving hosting ISPs’ freedom to operate. The results of this study will be interesting for a broad readership, including academics and practitioners whose work involves hosting ISPs’ copyright responsibilities.


Passive hosting ISPs Active hosting ISPs Copyright infringement Freedom to operate Comparison between US, EU and China Identity disclosure Secondary Liability Notice-and-takedown procedure Self-regulation of online copyright enforcement

Authors and affiliations

  • Jie Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.KoGuan School of LawShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8350-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8351-8
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