LUISS

Syllabus

WEEK 1

LESSON 1 Law and the information society. Society-technology relations.
Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff

LESSON 2 The network society. Social and Economic changes in the “information society”
Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff

LESSON 3 Relationship between law and IT. Legal Informatics. IT law.
L. Lessig, The Law of the Horse: What Cyberlaw Might Teach, Berkman Center for Internet & Society Research Publication Series: Research Publication No. 1999-05 12/1999
Additional materials will be provided by the teaching staff

 

WEEK 2

LESSON 1 Historical evolution of legal informatics. Legal informatics before the introduction and spread of the personal computer Legal Informatics since ‘80
L. Loevinger, “Jurimetrics: The Next Step Forward”, in: Minnesota Law Review 33 (1949), pp. 455–493.
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LESSON 2 Legal Informatics after the introduction of Internet. Historical evolution of IT law.
R. E. Kahn e V. G. Cerf, What Is The Inter- net (And What Makes It Work), 1999, URL: http://www.policyscience.net/ cerf.pdf
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LESSON 3 Legal texts and sources
J. Bing, “The Policies of Legal Information Services: A Perspective of Three Decades”, in: Yulex 2003, a cura di L. A. Bygrave, Oslo: Norwegian Research Centre for Computers e Law, 2003, pp. 37–55.
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WEEK 3

LESSON 1 Introduction to computers. Automatic elaboration systems and legal reasoning
Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff

LESSON 2 Algorithms and structures for data processing
Readings materials provided by the teaching staff

LESSON 3 Algorithms and automation of legal data processing
Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff

 

WEEK 4

LESSON 1 Copyright – Introduction
Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff

LESSON 2 Copyright and Software
D.K. Levine, Intellectual Property, innovation and the governance of the internet, EUI RSCAS Working Paper; 2013/24;
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LESSON 3 Copyright – Open Source and Creative Commons
R. M. Stallman. What is free software. Free Society: Selected Essays of, 2002.

 

WEEK 5

LESSON 1 Laws of thought and structures for data processing. Data and information. The Semantic Web.
Berners-Lee, “The Semantic Web”. Scientific American, 2001 Additional materials will be provided by the teaching staff

LESSON 2 Data, information and legal norms. Databases and legal information retrieval. Legal Ontologies
Cevenini C., Contissa G., Laukyte M., Riveret R. and Rubino R., Development of the ALIS IP Ontology: Merging Legal and Technical Perspectives, Computer-Aided Innovation (CAI)IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Vol. 277/2008, 169-180 Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg.

LESSON 3 Advanced tools for the legal information retrieval. XML and legislative documents.
Biasotti A., Francesconi E., Palmirani M., Sartor G., Vitali F., Legal Informatics and Management of Legislative Documents, ROME, NUNPress, 2008, pp. 89 (Global Centre for ICT in Parliament Working Paper).

 

WEEK 6

LESSON 1 E-document. Definition of electronic document. Legal validity
Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures Official Journal L 013 , 19/01/2000 P. 0012 – 0020

LESSON 2 Digital signature: analysis of technical aspects. Transmission of electronic documents, the PEC (certified electronic email)
Roberta Falciai and Laura Liberati,The Italian certified e-mail system Digital Evidence Journal, Volume 3 Number 1, 2006, 48 – 53
Additional materials will be provided by the teaching staff

LESSON 3 IT technologies and the evolution of Public Administration and the administration of justice. On-line Trial, ADR
Schultz, Thomas, Online Dispute Resolution: An Overview and Selected Issues. Economic Commission for Europe, June 7, 2002.
Additional materials will be provided by the teaching staff

 

WEEK 7

LESSON 1 Internet – technical introduction – internet protocols and net neutrality
J. Bing, Building cyberspace: A short history of the internet, in Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 8–47.

LESSON 2 Legal Issues of Internet. Internet governance.
L. B. Solum, Models of internet governance, in Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions, L. A. Bygrave, J. Bing, and T. Michaelsen,
eds., Oxford University Press, 2009.

LESSON 3 E-commerce and digital enterprise. Legal aspects of digital enterprise.
Y. Benkler, “Coase’s Penguin, or, Linux and The Nature of the Firm”, in: Yale Law Journal (2002), p. 369

 

WEEK 8

LESSON 1 Introduction to Privacy. Personal Data protection.
Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff

LESSON 2 Privacy and Data Protection. The EU legal framework.
Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff

LESSON 3 Privacy and Internet Provider’s liability
G. Sartor, Providers’ liabilities in the new EU Data Protection Regulation: A threat to Internet freedoms? International Data Privacy Law, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 1

 

WEEK 9

LESSON 1 Summary and revision

LESSON 2 Summary and revision

LESSON 3 Summary and revision

 

WEEK 10

LESSON 1 Artificial Intelligence and the law: historical introduction
S. J. Russell e P. Norvig, Artificial Intelligence. A Modern Approach, 3a ed., Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice Hall, 2010., Chap. 1
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LESSON 2 Deterministic and probabilistic methodologies for automation
T. Nagel, What is it like to be a bat? The Philosophical Review LXXXIII, 4 (October 1974): 435-50.

LESSON 3 The simulation of legal reasoning. Neural networks applied to legal decision. Hybrid systems
J. Zeleznikow, Split Up: An Intelligent Decision Support System Which Provides Advice Upon Property Division Following Divorce, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 190-213, 1998

 

WEEK 11

LESSON 1 Automation in applying the law
Kowalski, R., “Legislation as Logic Programs”, in Logic Programming in Action (eds. G. Comyn, N. E. Fuchs, M. J. Ratcliffe), Springer-Verlag, 1992, pp. 203–230.

LESSON 2 Knowledge based systems and legal expert systems
C o n t i s s a G . , “ R u l e b a s e T e c h n o l o g y a n d L e g a l K n o w l e d g e Representation”, in: Sartor G. et al. (eds.), Computable Models of the Law, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNAI 4884, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg.

LESSON 3 Robotics and the law. legal issues of autonomous and automated systems
Contissa G., Laukyte M., Sartor G., Schebesta H., Masutti A., Lanzi P., Marti P., Tomasello P., “Liability and automation: Issues and challenges for socio-technical systems”, Journal of Aerospace Operations 2 (1-2) pp. 79–98 (2013).

 

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