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Are Human Biomedical Interventions Legitimate Regulatory Policy Instruments?  

Karen Yeung

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Jul 2017
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Dec 2016
This chapter examines the legitimacy of utilizing human biomedical interventions for regulatory purposes, drawing on regulatory governance scholarship, bioethical debates about human ... More

Audience Constructions, Reputations, and Emerging Media Technologies: New Issues of Legal and Social Policy  

Nora A. Draper and Joseph Turow

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Jul 2017
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Dec 2016
This chapter traces how changes in media and surveillance technologies have influenced the strategies producers have for constructing audiences. The largely unregulated practices of ... More

Automatic Justice?: Technology, Crime, and Social Control  

Amber Marks, Ben Bowling, and Colman Keenan

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Jul 2017
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Feb 2017
This chapter examines how forensic science and technology are reshaping crime investigation, prosecution, and the administration of criminal justice. It highlights the profound effect of ... More

Carbon Capture and Storage  

Richard Macrory

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
The capture and long-term storage of carbon dioxide from power plants and other industrial installations may prove a key technology in climate change abatement strategies. Regulatory ... More

Challenges from the Future of Human Enhancement  

Nicholas Agar

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
This chapter explores some challenges that arise in respect of the regulation of human enhancement. It opens by advocating a definitional pluralism that acknowledges the existence of many ... More

Citizenship and Technology  

Costica Dumbrava

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Aug 2017
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Sep 2017
Technological developments have complex, ambiguous and sometimes contradictory effects of on the institutions, norms and practices of citizenship. The chapter investigates the relationship ... More

The CoExistence of Copyright and Patent Laws to Protect InnovationA Case Study of 3D Printing in UK and Australian Law  

Dinusha Mendis, Jane Nielsen, Diane Nicol, and Phoebe Li

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Jul 2017
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Apr 2017
The chapter considers the challenges faced by intellectual property (IP) laws, in particular copyright and patent laws, in responding to emerging technologies and innovation like 3D ... More

The Common Good  

Donna Dickenson

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Jul 2017
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Mar 2017
In conventional thinking, the promise of scientific progress gives automatic and unquestioned legitimacy to any new development in biotechnology. It is the nearest thing we have in a ... More

Communications and the Internet  

Milton Mueller

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Nov 2016
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Nov 2017
This chapter examines the transformative effect of the Internet and the rise of computer technology on international organization of communications. It begins by describing the ... More

Conflict of Laws and the Internet  

Uta Kohl

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Jul 2017
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Feb 2017
This chapter documents the extreme stresses that cyberspace applies to state law by examining how private international law, or conflict of laws, has responded to the online global world. ... More

Contract Law and the Challenges of Computer Technology  

Stephen Waddams

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Jul 2017
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Oct 2016
Many aspects of contract law, developed before the age of computer technology, require re-evaluation in the twenty-first century. The following matters will be considered: the postal ... More

Crime, Security, and Information Communication Technologies: The Changing Cybersecurity Threat Landscape and its Implications for Regulation and Policing  

David S. Wall

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Jul 2017
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Feb 2017
Networked digital technologies have transformed crime to a point that ‘cybercrime’ is here to stay. In the future, society will be forced to respond to a broad variety of networked crimes ... More

Data Mining as Global Governance  

Fleur Johns

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
Data mining technologies are increasingly prominent in development and aid initiatives in which context they may be understood to be doing work of global governance. This chapter explains ... More

Debating Autonomous Weapon Systems, their Ethics, and their Regulation under International Law  

Kenneth Anderson and Matthew C. Waxman

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Jul 2017
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Feb 2017
An international public debate over the law and ethics of autonomous weapon systems (AWS) has been underway since 2012, with those urging legal regulation of AWS under existing principles ... More

Equality: Old Debates, New Technologies  

John McMillan and Jeanne Snelling

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
This chapter discusses the role that equality plays within liberal theory. We show how the concept of treating citizens as equals is integral to the legitimization of the state and its ... More

Genetic Engineering and Biological Risks: Policy Formation and Regulatory Response  

Filippa Lentzos

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Jul 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter serves three objectives. First, it provides a narrative account of key developments in core bioengineering technologies. Second, it critically interrogates the emergence and ... More

Hacking Metaphors in the Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technology: The Case of Regulating Robots  

Meg Leta Jones and Jason Millar

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Jul 2017
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Mar 2017
Metaphors are essential tools for helping us to interpret new technologies, integrate them into our daily lives and govern them appropriately. Metaphors link the unfamiliar to the ... More

Hardwiring Privacy  

Lee A. Bygrave

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Jul 2017
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Apr 2017
This chapter examines regulatory efforts to ensure that due account is taken of privacy and related interests in the development of information systems such that these interests are, in ... More

Human Dignity and the Ethics and Regulation of Technology  

Marcus Düwell

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Jul 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter investigates how human dignity might be understood as a normative concept for the regulation of technologies. First, various distinctions that are relevant for the way human ... More

Human Rights and Information Technologies  

Giovanni Sartor

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
The social changes brought about by the deployment of information technologies are wide-ranging and fundamental. A human rights analysis of such technologically driven changes shows how ... More

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