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Accountability and Responsibility of Online Intermediaries  

Giancarlo Frosio and Martin Husovec

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May 2020
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May 2020
This chapter summarizes recent developments in intermediary liability theory with special emphasis on the emergence of voluntary measures and private ordering. Looking at the legal ... More

Addressing Infringement: Developments in Content Regulation in the US and the DNS  

Annemarie Bridy

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May 2020
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May 2020
The reach of privately ordered online content regulation is wide and deepening. It is deepening with reference to the internet’s protocol stack, migrating downward from the application ... More

Administrative Enforcement of Copyright Infringement in Europe  

Alessandro Cogo and Marco Ricolfi

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May 2020
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May 2020
In recent years, the number of countries which have opted for the involvement of administrative bodies in the enforcement of copyright has increased as a result of the remarkable ... More

Algorithmic Accountability: Towards Accountable Systems  

Ben Wagner

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May 2020
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May 2020
There is an ongoing move towards privatization of law enforcement online through algorithmic tools. This chapter discusses algorithmic accountability and its relevance for intermediary ... More

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

Blocking Orders: Assessing Tensions with Human Rights  

Christophe Geiger and Elena Izyumenko

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May 2020
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May 2020
In the past few years, the practice of enforcing intellectual property by ordering internet access providers to block infringing websites has been rapidly growing, especially in Europe. ... 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

China’s IP Regulation and Omniscient Intermediaries: Oscillating from Safe Harbour to Liability  

Danny Friedmann

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May 2020
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May 2020
There are multiple forces that influence intermediary liability regulation in the People’s Republic of China (China). This chapter applies a holistic approach by analysing these individual ... 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 Civic Role of OSPs in Mature Information Societies  

Mariarosaria Taddeo

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May 2020
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May 2020
Over the years, the discussion concerning the responsibilities of online service providers (OSPs) has gone from defining measures that OSPs should deploy to correct their market bias and ... 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

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