Oermann, M.; Ziebarth, L. (2015): Interpreting Code – Adapting the Methodology to Analyze the Normative Contents of Law for the Analysis of Technology. In: Computer Law & Security Review – The International Journal of Technology Law and Practice 31(2), pp. 257-267.
In which cases is a WiFi provider liable for illegal downloads made by a third party using its internet access? Is YouTube to be held responsible for uploads infringing the copyright? Such questions cannot be answered conclusively by the written law and are a solved by the construction of interferen...
Every app, every website, every search query uses algorithms. In his PhD project, Felix Krupar analyses the legal classification of algorithmic communication.
Unlike its citizens, the state cannot lean on the basic right of free speech when it comes to its communciation. In his PhD project, Tobias Mast exmaines the legal requirements of the state’s communication with its citizens.
The more time people spend online, the more important the code that controls their behaviour on digital platforms will become. This factor especially competes with regulation by law and poses new challenges to it.
Regulation designed primarily for linear media such as traditional scheduled television services has not adequately kept pace with the growth of non-linear media and the Internet. Even though traditional linear media may still be strong and even in the dominant role regarding overall media consumpti...
Hoffmann-Riem, W. (ed.) (2018): Big Data – Regulative Herausforderungen [Regulative Challenges]. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschafft. Edited by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, LL.M. With contributions by Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, Gerrit Hornung, Yoan Hermstrüwer, An...
Puschmann, C. (2017): Bad Judgement, Bad Ethics? Validity in Computational Social Media Research. In: M. Zimmer, K. Kinder-Kurlanda (eds.), Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 95-113.
Mast, T.; Oermann, M.; Schulz, W. (2016): Doing Internet Governance: Constructing Normative Structures Inside and Outside of Intermediary Organisations. In: GigaNet Symposium 2016 Conference Proceedings. (online)
Puschmann, C.; Scheffler, T. (2016): Topic Modeling for Media and Communication Research: A Short Primer. Berlin: HIIG (HIIG Discussion Paper Series No. 2016-05). DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2836478.