Consultation Document on the Electronic Commerce Directive: The Liability of
Hyperlinkers, Location Tool Services and Content Aggregators
In June 2005 the DTI published a
consultation document seeking the views of UK business, consumers and other
organisations on questions relating to whether the UK should extend the
limitations of liability to providers of hyperlinks, location tool and content
"Summary of government
1.6 Although there have been good arguments made both for and against the
granting of an extension of the limitations on liability to providers of
hyperlinks, location tool services and content aggregation services, the DTI,
mindful of its obligation for evidence based-regulations, has reached the
conclusion that there is currently insufficient evidence to justify any
extension to these limitations.
1.7 The second review of the Electronic Commerce Directive by the European
Commission is due in 2007 and the DTI will encourage the Commission to take on
board the important issues raised during this consultation."