How are normative structures constructed under the circumstances of increasing mediatisation?
Does the Basic Law contain all elements of an internet freedom in the sense of a basic right to internet access? The PhD project examines this question by measuring the constitutional protection of internet-based communication.
In his thesis, Lennart Ziebarth examines the criteria to which data is transported via the internet and to what extent network providers should be allowed to intervene in data transport.
In a contribution for the European Audiovisual Observatory, the various functional levels of egal concept of “editorial responsibility” are being elucidated as well as criteria for determining when editorial responsibility, in the sense of the European Directive on Audiovisual Media Serv...
Study on the relevance of personal data for national, international and EU law
On 8 June 2007, the Hans-Bredow-Institut cooperated with the Alcatel Lucent Foundation in organising a conference at Universität Hamburg on new opportunities for the distribution of content and its effect on media and telecommunications law.
A doctoral thesis project about the challenges of user-generated content for German Internet law.
The Hans-Bredow-Institut develops curricula and course content for the specialist solicitors' programme "Copyright and Media Law".
Scientific considerations on governmental censorship measures against Internet communication in Germany.
A study on the consequences of the new regulation of Art. 25 (4) clause 4 RStV for regional television breakout programmes.
A dissertation project on the copyright classifcation of search engines.
Media law-related training and development projects in cooperation with the Faculty of Law at Universität Hamburg.
Increasing technical convergence presents media regulation with new challenges and calls into question traditional media law. The report by Winfried Kluth and Wolfgang Schulz gives an overview of problem areas and provides possible solutions, as commissioned by the German states and as a preparation...
In support of the political discourse on services like search engines and social networking services, this report provides a structured view on information intermediaries and possible approaches of regulating them.
E-Learning has become a popular educational format. The Hans-Bredow-Institut examines copyright and trademark law issues that it brings in its wake.
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...
In law clinics, students consult real clients and, thus, learn on-the-job. The EU project iLINC connects media law clinics in order to network students early in their study programs with IT start-up companies.
The Hans-Bredow-Institut surveys the legal framwork for search engines on the Internet.
The Hans-Bredow-Institut studies changing legal conditions as part of media convergence on a national and international scope.
An initiative by the Hans-Bredow-Institut in cooperation with the Universität Hamburg and the Osgood Hall Law School of York University in Toronto for the promotion of supranational and international expertise in the legal analysis of civil and public law issues in telecommunications and media...
How do other countries react on the cross-media connections like the press and broadcasting? The Hans-Bredow-Institut conducted an analysis for the Commission on Concentration in the Media (KEK).
In cooperation with the Faculty of Law at Universität Hamburg, the Hans-Bredow-Institut is working on media law projects for education and further education.
New ways of advertising, new funding strategies and their influence on programme content and journalistic quality were the topics of a conference of the Alcatel-Lucent Stiftung, the Hans-Bredow-Institut and the Media Authority Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein in Hamburg on 9 June 2009.
Which norms influence the behaviour of users of social media services, i.e. uploading pictures to Facebook? A German-Israeli research team examines this question in an interdisciplinary project.
New services offered by the media and a changing everyday media lifestyle of minors require a modernisation of youth media protection. However, conflicting rights and interests, along with the limited effect of the law, make this a rather difficult endeavour.
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.
What meaning does the legal term “the public” have in the age of social media and sharehosters, instant messaging and whistleblowing? It’s time for an analysis from a legal perspective.
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...
Embedded in smart technologies, algorithms are taking decisions on a daily basis. What challenges arise from algorithmic decision making for human rights and for the regulation of artificial intelligence? In this blog article, Wolfgang Schulz and Anne-Kristin Polster document some initial findings w...
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz is part of the new permanent exhibition "Mediengeschichte/n neu erzählt" [New Tales about Media History] at the Museum für Kommunikation [for Communication] in Frankfurt. In a video statement he is one of "21 Heads Thinking Future" and reflects...
Now online: Videos and pdfs of the lectures at the lecture and discussion event "Soziale Medien: Gefahr oder Chance für Rechtsstaat und Demokratie?!!?" [Social Media: Threats or Chance State of Law for Democracy?!!?) in the Moot Court of the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, on 16 Ju...
Since April 2019, Anna Sophia Tiedeke is part ot the team of our research area "Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces“. She studied law at Universität Hamburg and Université Panthéon-Sorbonne I in Paris with a focus on European and Internatio...
The controversial EU copyright reform is currently putting thousands of people on the streets. The amendment is to be voted on in the EU Parliament at the end of March. At the Science Media Center Germany, Dr. Stephan Dreyer presented his view on the new copyright law and explained possible risks....
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Heldt, A. (2017): Terror-Propaganda online: Die Schranken der Meinungsfreiheit in Deutschland und den USA [Terror Propaganda Online: The Barriers of Freedom of Expression in Germany and the US]. In: Neue Juristische Online-Zeitschrift (NJOZ) 2017, p. 1458
Schulz, W. (2016): Gesetzessammlung Information, Kommunikation, Medien [Corpus Juris on Information, Communication, Media]. 17th ed. Hamburg: Hans-Bredow-Institut (Arbeitspapiere des Hans-Bredow-Instituts Nr. 16 [Working Papers of the Hans Bredow Institute, No. 16]) (pdf).
Schulz, W.: Hamburger Schriften zum Medien-, Urheber- und Telekommunikationsrecht [Hamburg Papers on Media, Copyright and Telecommunications Law]. Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden. 1 Band in 2016 [1 Volume in 2016].
Schulz, W. (2012): Beurteilungsspielräume als Wissensproblem – am Beispiel der Regulierungsverwaltung [Margins of Discretion as Problem of Knowledge – Using the Example of the Regulatory Administration]. In: Rechtswissenschaft, 3(3), pp. 330-350.
Schulz, W. (2012): Lässt sich durch Gesetze das Medienverhalten steuern? [Can Laws Control Media Behaviour?] In: N. Bosch, S. Leible (eds.), Jugendmedienschutz im Informationszeitalter [Youth Media Protection in the Age of Information]. Jena: JWV, pp. 29-40.
Schulz, W.; Dankert, K. (2015): Stellungnahme zu den Drucksachen 18/1761 und 18/1834 des Landtags Schleswig-Holstein zur Weiterentwicklung des NDR-Staatsvertrags [Statement on the Printed Matter 18/1761 and 18/1834 of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein on the Further Development of the NDR State...
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)
Dreyer, S. (2013): Recht haben und Recht bekommen – Zu rechtlichen Möglichkeiten und Grenzen bei Cybermobbing [Being Right and Being Agreed With – On the Legal Possibilities and Limits of Cyberbullying]. In: Fachkreis Gewaltprävention (ed.), Konflikte und Gewalt 5. Prä...
Schulz, W.; van Hoboken, J. (2016): Human Rights and Encryption. 1st ed., 2016. Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (pdf-Dokument).
Schulz, W. (2008ff.): Hamburgische Schriften zum Medien, Telekommunikations- und Urheberrecht [Hamburg Papers on Media, Telecommunications and Copyright Law]. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Heldt, A. (2017): Terror-Propaganda online: Die Schranken der Meinungsfreiheit in Deutschland und den U. S. A [Terror Propaganda Online: The Barriers of Freedom of Expression in Germany and the US]. In: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ) 2017 (Aufsätze Online [Online Articles]),...
Heldt, A. P. (2018): Transparenz bei algorithmischen Entscheidungen – Food for Thoughts [Transparency in Algorithmic Decisions – Foods for Thoughts]. In: Computer und Recht 2018(8), pp. 494-500.
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...
The HIIG is partner of Telemedicus summer conference and invites to the event "Digitalisiert und totreguliert – wie viel digitales Recht brauchen wir? [Digitised and Regulated to Death - How Much Digital Law Do We Need?]" in Berlin. This year's main theme has the impression that...
In the event series #Ortsgespräch, which is organised by the district association GRÜNE Eimsbüttel on 26 February 2019, the Network Enforcement Act will be discussed. Hamburg's Minister of Justice, Dr. Till Steffen, will lead through the evening and discuss the changes that the NetzDG...
At the end of 2019, 3000 participants will gather in Berlin for the XIV UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to discuss the framework conditions of global Internet policy. At a preparatory lunch talk of the United Nations Association of Germany (DGNV), some relevant questions will be discussed in advance....
The event "Medienordnung 4.0 – Wie sieht die Medienordnung der Zukunft aus? [Media Order 4.0 – What Will the Media Order of the Future Look Like?]" is jointly organised by the State Chancellery of Schleswig-Holstein, the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut...
"Meinungsmacht und ihre Kontrolle [Power of Opinion and Its Control]", seminar by W. Schulz within the priority area VII: Information and Communication at the Faculty of Law at Universität Hamburg, summer semester 2016.