CPH – Tech & Law Breakfast: Drifting towards algorithmic content regulation – by University of Copenhagen

What happens if algorithms enforce rights? Is copyright destroying the Internet as we know it? Find out!

By Sebastian Schwemer

Today, we share huge amounts of – legal and illegal – content online. For the last two decades, online platforms have manually controlled the access to and spreading of information. With recent technological advancements in the field of “artificial intelligence” (or rather: machine learning algorithms), society is witnessing yet another transformation: algorithms, deployed by private actors, that enforce rules and rights on the Internet.

This development is endorsed by the European lawmaker, which has put forward automated content takedown measures most notably in the copyright-sphere, but also broadly in relation to all forms of illegal content with and terrorist content. Sebastian will cover these developments and argues that they are problematic, for reasons which will be explored at the Tech&Law breakfast.

Sebastian Schwemer is industrial postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) and the Danish Internet Forum.


08:45 – 09:00 Doors open, coffee, tea, croissants etc.
09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 09:30 Research presentation
09:30 – 09:40 Q&A
09:45 End


For participation in the lecture please use this registration form no later than 7 May 2019 , 24:00.