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I Introduction

From: Private International Law Online: Internet Regulation and Civil Liability in the EU

Tobias Lutzi

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 July 2024

1.01 Every year on April Fools’ day, the social news website reddit adds a new temporary feature that users can interact with as a social experiment. In 2017, this experiment took the form of a 1000 × 1000-pixel canvas (called ‘r/place’) that any user could edit by changing the colour of a single pixel every five minutes. When the feature was shut down seventy-two hours later, more than 1 million unique users had made around 16 million edits to the canvas. And while most users had originally attempted to draw something of their own, they had been quick to organize...
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