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European Union Regulation addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online

The European Union (EU) Regulation addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online (TCO) intends to combat the misuse of hosting services for terrorist purposes and contributing to public security across the Union. Per the Regulation, TCO includes material that incites or solicits someone to commit, or to contribute to the commission of, terrorist offenses, solicits someone to participate in activities of a terrorist group, or glorifies terrorist activities including by disseminating material depicting a terrorist attack. The definition also includes material that provides instruction on the making or use of explosives, firearms or other weapons or noxious or hazardous substances, as well as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) substances, or on other specific methods or techniques, including the selection of targets, for the purpose of committing or contributing to the commission of terrorist offenses. Such material includes text, images, sound recordings and videos, as well as live transmissions of terrorist offenses, that cause a danger of further such offenses being committed.

Reverb’s Policies

Reverb’s policies, including its Community Rules for Sellers, prohibit illegal items/activity and use the platform to engage in threats of violence or to encourage violence in any manner, including TCO. If Reverb has reason to believe a member has violated any of these policies, their content, shop, listing, and/or accounts may be deactivated, suspended or terminated. 

Redress for Members

Reverb members whose content has been removed due to a EU TCO notice may have the right to challenge the removal with the EU authority. Reverb members will generally receive a notification of the removal, unless Reverb is prohibited from disclosing the removal to the member. Unless prohibited by the authority, the member may request a copy of the notification, which includes information regarding possibilities to challenge the removal order in the Member State of the issuing competent authority under national law.

Reverb EU Regulatory Contact Point and Legal Representative

Reverb’s Contact Point has been disclosed to Europol for use through Europol’s PERCI reporting tool and Reverb’s designated TCO Legal Representative has been disclosed to Ireland’s competent authority.

For EU regulators/competent authorities only: EU Regulators and competent authorities that need to reach Reverb’s Contact Point or Legal Representative for more information regarding reporting TCO may contact Reverb’s preferred language for notices is English.

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