6/14: Transatlantic Information Law Symposium

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at http://lst.stanford.edu/transatlantic.
(MCLE credits available)

In the twelve years since the publication of the paper Law and Borders – The Rise of Law in Cyberspace by David G. Post and David Johnson, lawmakers and courts in the United States and European Union have had to address numerous new questions arising from new information technologies and online activities. What have we learned applying existing legal principles to new Internet phenomena? What new principles have been established and what new concepts underlie these principles? What role will new regulatory models and regimes play in the future?

The Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF) and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) will host the first Transatlantic Information Law Symposium on June 14, 2008 at Stanford Law School. The goal of the symposium is to bring together the leading experts from the United States and European Union to discuss current issues in information law and to promote mutual understanding of the different approaches.

The symposium will address the following topics:
-Constitutional Rights and IT in the EU
-The Right to Privacy in IT Systems in EU Law
-The Right to Privacy in IT Systems in US Law
-Freedom of Speech and the Internet in US Law
-Property vs. Contract to Govern Online Behavior under US Law
-Property vs. Contract to Govern Online Behavior under EU Law
-The Future of Regulating Cyberspace - Open Discussion

Speakers include:
-Prof. Stefan Bechtold, ETH Zuerich, Switzerland
-Prof. Paul de Hert, Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS) - Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
-Lothar Determann, Baker & McKenzie LLP; UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law
-Prof. Susan Freiwald, University of San Francisco, School of Law
-Prof. Paul Goldstein, Stanford Law School
-Michael Godwin, Wikimedia Foundation
-Prof. Dirk Heckmann, University of Passau, Germany
-Prof. Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School
-Dr. Radim Polcak, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
-Prof. Dr. Gerald Spindler, University of Goettingen, Germany
-Prof. Andreas Wiebe, Austrian Visiting Professor, Stanford University; Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria

The Transatlantic Information Law Symposium dovetails with the 5th Annual Stanford E-commerce Best Practices conference. For more information about the E-commerce Best Practices conference and registration, please visit: http://lst.stanford.edu/best_practices.

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