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Amy Goldsmith Featured on Fox 5 New York on Australia’s New Social Media Law

April 22, 2019

Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith was featured on Fox 5 New York discussing Australia’s new social media law, which now makes it a crime if social media platforms do not expeditiously remove violent content and can lead to major fines and jail time for media executives. Amy explains that the term ‘expeditious’ is not defined by the law, so there will likely be litigations surrounding the terminology. In addition, Amy notes that the law may bring unintended consequences, including censorship. This new law, the first of its kind, was enacted by the Australian government in response to the recent massacre by an Australian in New Zealand, which was livestreamed via Facebook for 17 minutes. Watch the full clip.

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