Law & The Internet: A Framework For Electronic Commerce par Pierre-Jean Benghozi, Sylvain Bureau, Françoise Massit-Folléa

L’Internet des objets / The Internet of Things
par Pierre-Jean Benghozi, Sylvain Bureau, Françoise Massit-Folléa

L’« internet des objets » est une dimension majeure de l’internet du futur. Mais tout le monde ne s’accorde pas encore sur sa définition ni sur la mesure de son importance économique ou des risques qu’il induit.
L’étude de nombreux rapports prospectifs et l’observation des innovations d’ores et déjà engagées a permis de mettre en relief les incertitudes techniques, économiques et socio-politiques qui pèsent sur cette véritable mutation programmée de l’internet et de proposer une approche européenne qui articule une recherche appliquée d’excellence et de fermes principes de politique publique.

The “Internet of Things” will be a major part of the Internet of the Future. However, there is still no overall agreement on a common definition of this “Internet of Things”, nor on its economic importance – and on the potential risks it may bring.
A close analysis of several foresight reports and the observation of innovations already deployed have enabled the authors to highlight technical, economic and socio-political uncertainties that have a bearing on this evolution of the Internet and to propose a European approach based on both excellent applied research and established principles of public policy.


Internet, Which Court Decides? (Internet, Quel Tribunal Decide?):Which Law Applies? (Quel Droit S’Applique?)
par Conferencia de La Haya de Derecho Internacional Privado, Molengraaff Instituut voor Privaatrecht

Cyberspace, the electronic super-highway or the Internet, as it is most commonly known, is a globally-networked, computer-sustained, computer-accessed and computer-generated multidimensional virtual reality, the use of which is increasing at a tremendous rate. Although much has been written on the legal issues relating to this new virtual reality, to date there has been little coverage of the private international aspects.

This new work aims to address two basic questions, namely, which court has jurisdiction and which law is to be applied when litigation arises from activity on the Internet? The book comprises seven key papers, presented by distinguished lawyers at the international colloquium organised by Utrecht University’s Molengraaff Institute of Private Law and the Hague Conference on Private International Law, which was held in Utrecht in June 1997.

The main topics covered include the following:

The role of law in cyberspace Experiences in the field of intellectual property Can private international law provide order to the chaos? Problems concerning jurisdiction and applicable law Conclusions and recommendations.


Tendances mondiales en matière de liberté d’expression et de développement des médias
par Gagliardone, Iginio, Gal, Danit, Alves Pinto, Thiago, Martinez Sainz, Gabriela

Ce rapport étudie les nouveaux défis et les nouvelles opportunités auxquelles est confronté la liberté de la presse à l’ère du numérique. Il souligne l’importance des nouveaux acteurs dans la promotion et la protection de la liberté d’expression en ligne et hors ligne, en se focalisant sur les questions liées au discours de haine, à la protection des sources journalistiques, au rôle des intermédiaires Internet, à la sécurité des journalistes.

Enforcement of International Contracts in the European Union
par Johan Meeusen

The enforcement of international contracts in the European Union is increasingly dependent on Community (rather than national) private international law. This book examines the present status and future prospects of Community private international law in the contractual area. It focuses in particular upon the joint analysis of the Rome Convention of 19 June 1980 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (which is likely to be converted in the near future into the Rome I-regulation) and the Brussels I-regulation. Rather than attempting a comprehensive study of Brussels I and Rome I, this book examines a number of key issues considered particularly pertinent from the point of view of the coherence between both instruments. This approach should contribute to the consistency of Community policy-making and legislation in the field of international contracts, to the benefit of market participants. This book is the culmination of a research project funded by the European Commission (DG Justice and Home Affairs, Framework programme for judicial co-operation in civil matters) and co-ordinated by the University of Antwerp Belgium. Eminent European experts have contributed to the book which should prove of interest to law makers, academics and practitioners concerned with the enforcement of contracts in a cross-border context.

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