On July 9 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held a hearing in the dispute Estonia and Delfi regarding the matter on how media companies should act concerning content created by users.

The European Court of Human Rights found that taking into account the content of the article, Delfi should have predicted negative comments and taken pre-emptive measures to prevent damage to the third parties.

It is a historic court case – a precedent could be set that all online environments where users can comment and upload images or videos, must pre-moderate the content created by users.

Intellectual property