Transatlantic Information Law Symposium



Susan Freiwald, University of San Francisco School of Law
Paul Goldstein, Stanford Law School
Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School
Axel Metzger, University of Hannover, Germany
Radim Polcak, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
Gerald Spindler, University of Goettingen, Germany
Molly Van Houweling, University of California at Berkeley
Barbara van Schewick, Stanford Law School
Andreas Wiebe, Stanford University; Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria
Paul de Hert, Free University Brussels; University of Tilburg

Date and Time

June 14, 2008 8:45 AM - 12:00 AM


Open to the public.

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Stanford Law School

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, law makers and courts in the US and EU 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 US and EU 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

Network Neutrality 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

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