Algorithmic propagation: do property rights in data increase bias in content moderation? – Part II

Author: Thomas Margoni (Centre for IT and IP Law (CiTiP), Faculty of Law, KU Leuven), João Pedro Quintais (Institute for Information Law (IViR)) and Sebastian Felix Schwemer ( Københavns Universitet Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR), University of Copenhagen)
Published: 09.06.2022
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay This is the second installment of a reflection on the topic of content moderation and bias mitigation measures in copyright law. The first part of this post briefly discussed the concept of bias and examined the role of property rights in data and factual information, with a focus on copyright. This second part explores the potential of property rights to increase bias in content moderation by looking at the topic from the perspective of Article 17 CDSM Directive.   Article 17, content moderation tools, and the Commission’s Guidance Article 17 CDSM Directive regulates online content-sharing service providers…