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Emily Laidlaw

Emily Laidlaw, assistant professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary


Regulating Speech in Cyberspace: Gatekeepers, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility, Cambridge University Press (2015).

Peer-reviewed journal publications

‘The responsibilities of free speech regulators: an analysis of the Internet Watch Foundation’ (2012) 20(4) International Journal of Law and Information Technology 312-345.

A Framework for Identifying Internet Information Gatekeepers’ (November 2010) 24(3) International Review of Law, Computers and Technology 263-276.

‘Private Power, Public Interest: An Examination of Search Engine Accountability’ (Spring 2009) 17(1) International Journal of Law and Information Technology 113-145.

Working papers

'Copyright and Freedom of Expression: A Literature Review' (2015) CREATe Working Paper 2015/04, with RA Yin Harn and Daithi Mac Sithingh (view on CREATe).


"What is a joke? The role of social media providers in regulating speech" in Lorna Gillies and David Mangan, eds The Legal Challenges of Social Media (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2016).

‘Myth or promise? The corporate social responsibilities of online service providers for human rights’ in Luciano Floridi and Mariarosaria Taddeo (eds), Understanding Responsibilities of Online Service Providers in Information Societies (forthcoming, Springer).




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