Admission Price: Free to attend, please register.
Speaker: Dr Nicola Lucchi - Jonkoping International Business School
Series: The City Law School research seminars
The seminar examines how regulatory policies for new media are posing barriers to equitable and open access to digital information. The raising of regulatory issues is particularly intense and revealing in the area of digital content protected by intellectual property rights. As a consequence, a heterogeneous group of actors converge in demanding stronger content protection measures. Using case studies and policy materials, the discussion will focus on the relevance and impact of computer-mediated communication, its potential on democratization of freedom of expression and the requirements for the continuation of an unrestricted digital information environment.
Broadband access has - in fact - become a prerequisite to satisfy a wide range of information needs. As a consequence, to enable communication and use of information across electronic networks it is also necessary to guarantee a regular and effective Internet access. Considering this scenario, the seminar also discusses and analyses the functional relationship between modern communication technologies and legislative reforms in the area of digital communications that threaten to reduce online freedoms.
Nicola Lucchi is Associate Professor at the Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. His research interests focus on information law and policy and the interaction between law and innovation. His current research agenda centers on the impact of scientific and technological developments on fundamental legal rights.
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1.00pm - 3.00pmWednesday 3rd December 2014