#<p><strong><a href="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/European-human-rights-court-e1434527291212.jpg"><img class=" size-full wp-image-159294 alignleft" src="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/European-human-rights-court-e1434527291212.jpg" alt="European Court of Human Rights " width="330" height="266" /></a>The European Court of Human Rights</strong> (ECHR) in Strasbourg has ruled that an Estonian news site Delfi may be held responsible for anonymous and defamatory comments from its readers.</p>
<p>The ruling, which goes against the European Union’s e-commerce directive, which “guarantees liability protection for intermediaries that implement notice-and-takedown mechanisms on third-party comments.”</p>
<p>A post from the Media Legal Defence Initiative summarises said the court came to this unexpected decision because of the “the ‘extreme’ nature of the comments which the court considered to amount to hate speech.… <a href="http://www.techeye.net/business/european-court-kills-web-comments" class="read_more">Read the rest</a></p>