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eCommerce Directive
Article 14

Article 14 — Hosting

  1. Where an information society service is provided that consists of the storage of information provided by a recipient of the service, Member States shall ensure that the service provider is not liable for the information stored at the request of a recipient of the service, on condition that:
    1. the provider does not have actual knowledge of illegal activity or information and, as regards claims for damages, is not aware of facts or circumstances from which the illegal activity or information is apparent; or
    2. the provider, upon obtaining such knowledge or awareness, acts expeditiously to remove or to disable access to the information.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall not apply when the recipient of the service is acting under the authority or the control of the provider.
  3. This Article shall not affect the possibility for a court or administrative authority, in accordance with Member States' legal systems, of requiring the service provider to terminate or prevent an infringement, nor does it affect the possibility for Member States of establishing procedures governing the removal or disabling of access to information.