Research Handbook on Law and Technology


Research Handbook on Law and Technology

9781803921310 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Bartosz Brożek, Full Professor, Faculty of Law and Administration, and Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Jagiellonian University,Krakow, Poland, Olia Kanevskaia, Assistant Professor of European Public Law and Technology, Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE), Department of International and EU Law, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University, the Netherlands and Przemysław Pałka, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland; Affiliated Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School, US
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80392 131 0 Extent: 534 pp
This thorough and incisive Research Handbook reconstructs the scholarly discourses surrounding the field of law and technology, discussing the salient legal, governance and societal problems stemming from the use of different technologies, and how they should be treated under various legal frameworks.

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This thorough and incisive Research Handbook reconstructs the scholarly discourses surrounding the field of law and technology, recognising how it has been established over the last decade as one of the focal points of legal scholarly debate.

Adopting a multidimensional approach, the Research Handbook on Law and Technology brings together an array of esteemed experts and new voices in the field with chapters considering antitrust, artificial intelligence, consumer law, legal responses to techlaw uncertainties, internet, methodology, and human rights in the digital age. Contributors examine the interaction between various branches of law and technology and analyse specific challenges that technology poses to law and legal scholarship, using theoretical reasoning and case-specific examples to support key arguments. Ultimately, this Research Handbook encourages a critical approach when engaging with discussions on law and technology, arguing that our understanding can only be improved and developed by challenging existing paradigms.

The Research Handbook on Law and Technology is a fundamental resource for legal students, academics, researchers and practitioners interested in the legal challenges stemming from the use of different technologies. Providing a comprehensive examination of technology’s multidisciplinary nature, this book will also appeal to academics in the fields of philosophy, social science, political science and public policy.
Contributors: Francisco De Abreu Duarte, Binit Agarwal, BJ Ard, Roger Brownsword, Bartosz Brożek, Giuseppe Colangelo, Zachary Cooper, Rebecca Crootof, Helen Eenmaa, A. Michael Froomkin, Angelo Golia, Giovanni de Gregorio, Simon Halliday, Kasper Hedegård Schiølin, Tatjaana Heikkinen, Mireille Hildebrandt, Hanne Hirvonen, Claudia Victoria Ionita, Agnieszka Jabłonowska, Machiko Kanetake, Olia Kanevskaia, Riikka Koulu, Ewa Laskowska-Litak, Arno Lodder, Jed Meers, Hans-Wolfang Micklitz, Neha Mishra, Caroline B Ncube, Magdalena Pacholska, Przemysław Pałka, Thabiso Phiri, Eleonora Pierucci, Artur Pericles Lima Monteiro, Andrzej Porębski, Leonie Reins, Lachlan Robb, Sofie Royer, Suvi Sankari, Burkhard Schafer, Dan Traficonte, Kieran Tranter, Joe Tomlinson, Rune Vanleeuw, Ramsi A. Woodcock, Raphaële Xenidis

1 Introduction to the Research Handbook on Law and Technology 1
Olia Kanevskaia and Przemysław Pałka

2 Law, regulation, and technology: the bigger picture of good governance 12
Roger Brownsword
3 Legal responses to techlaw uncertainties 28
BJ Ard and Rebecca Crootof
4 What’s law got to do with IT: an analysis of techno-regulatory incoherence 45
Zachary Cooper and Arno R. Lodder
5 Formalising law, or the return of the Golem 59
Burkhard Schafer
6 How not to get bored, or some thoughts on the methodology of law and technology 82
Przemysław Pałka and Bartosz Brożek
7 Grounding computational ‘law’ in legal education and professional legal training 99
Mireille Hildebrandt
8 Hype and cultural imaginary in law and technology 128
Lachlan Robb and Kieran Tranter

9 Technology, monopoly, and antitrust from a historical perspective 142
Ramsi A. Woodcock
10 When worlds collide: copyright law, technology, and legislative drama 160
Ewa Laskowska-Litak
11 EU consumer law and technology 174
Agnieszka Jabłonowska
12 Criminal law and technology 190
Sofie Royer and Rune Vanleeuw
13 Privacy at a crossroads 214
Artur Pericles Lima Monteiro
14 When computers say no: towards a legal response to algorithmic discrimination in Europe 222
Raphaële Xenidis
15 International human rights law in the digital age: perspectives from the UN human rights system 235
Claudia Victoria Ionita and Machiko Kanetake
16 Legal principles and technology at the intersection of energy, climate, and environmental law 254
Leonie Reins

17 Afro-centric law and technology discourse 276
Caroline B. Ncube and Thabiso R. Phiri
18 Incorporating digital development perspectives in international trade law 296
Binit Agarwal and Neha Mishra
19 Perspectives on digital constitutionalism 315
Francisco de Abreu Duarte, Giovanni De Gregorio and Angelo Jr Golia
20 The saga of copyrighted standards: a perspective on access to regulation 330
Olia Kanevskaia
21 The normative novelty of obligations in automated contracts 349
Helen Eenmaa
22 STS jurisprudence: exploring the intersection between science and technology studies and law 365
Kasper Hedegård Schiølin
23 An outsider’s view on law and technology 379
Hans-W. Micklitz

24 Autonomous weapons 392
Magdalena Pacholska
25 Issues in robot law and policy 408
A. Michael Froomkin
26 Artificial intelligence and the law: can we and should we regulate AI systems? 427
Riikka Koulu, Suvi Sankari, Hanne Hirvonen and Tatjaana Heikkinen
27 Machine learning and law 450
Andrzej Porębski
28 Why we need to rethink procedural fairness for the digital age and how we should do it 468
Jed Meers, Simon Halliday and Joe Tomlinson
29 Patent law and economics: open issues in technology standards 483
Giuseppe Colangelo and Eleonora Pierucci
30 Blockchain and cryptocurrency 497
Dan Traficonte
Index 512
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