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The first Plenary on the EuroDig 2010 was about Online content policies in Europe. Since its beginning I realized that it is going to be very interesting session. There were no key speakers panel, the speakers were among the audience. The moderators of the session wanted to make the audience more active. And they succeeded! The session started with the exposure of the Yahoo representative, who had been talking about the Yahoo liability concerning the online content and claimed that there is a unique liability for the Yahoo in European Union and other parts of the world. Yahoo representative, also, stated that the directives which deal with online content provides the security for the ISPs. This statement was criticized by Meryem Marzouki. Afterwards, there was a discussion about whether ISPs should be held liable just for information that transits or should be held liable for both, information that is stored and information that transits. One of the speakers claimed that the liability of the ISPs should be restricted and that ISPs should not be liable for information that transits. Furthermore, during the session we heard the criticism of the Digital Economy Bill, in particular, its IP provisions. After this discussion, very interested question appeared for me. It was about whether some act is criminal act or just unlawful. In order to some act become a criminal act it should be provided in the criminal code as such. If it is not provided in the criminal code as a criminal act, but is still not in accordance with the behavior proscribed in some document it is unlawful. The speakers emphasized that difference. This pure discussion was interrupted by the video which showed how the governments deal with the forbidden online content. What is important to mention concerning that video is that they, actually, do not block the online content, they just deny the access to it. These questions moved us to the issue of child abuse. The audience was active the most. They had been discussing the situation in their own countries, which showed us that there are a lot of differences in dealing with the problem of child abuse.

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