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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.
Increasing changes in media environments require some rethinking of media regulation and governance. The collaboration project between the Hans-Bredow-Institut and the Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) in Brisbane, Australia, looked at this issue.
Together with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet und Society (HIIG), this project has tackled the topic of e-petitions. The object of investigation was the e-petition platform of the German Bundestag.
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...
The Hans-Bredow-Institut deals with questions of content regulation in the context of new developments in the media order, such as the new media reform, in Thailand.
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.
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...
How law can and has to react to uncertainty is analysed by Stephan Dreyer in his PhD project, taking the German youth media protection as an example.
The Hans-Bredow-Institut examines new forms of media regulation
An evaluation of the protection of minors in the media in Germany, as commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
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...
Independent media needs an independent media supervision. A study for the European Commission developed indicators for analysing the independence and efficiency of audio-visual supervisory bodies.
The exchange of knowledge about regulatory approaches and new forms of regulation are the focus of the project "Intellectual Property Rights in the New Media Environment".
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.
Online content is used transnationally. Is it possible to adjust analogue age classifications that are restricted to individual countries to the current media reality with the help of big data in order to protect minors?
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.
Every app, every website, every search query uses algorithms. In his PhD project, Felix Krupar analyses the legal classification of algorithmic communication.
The differentiation criteria for private communication in schools have partly become obsolete due to the prevalence of online communication. In his dissertation project, Florian Seitz seeks to show alternative possibilities of differentiation by comparing the circumstances in Germany with those in t...
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...
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.
On 17 January 2018, the Media Policy Lab presented itself to the public for the first time. At a kick-off event at ALEX Berlin, guests from science, business and politics were able to get to know the lab and exchange views on network policy issues. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schu...
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Christiansen, P.; Schmidt, J.-H. (2014): Dialog als Instrument der Datenschutzregulierung. Eine wissenschaftliche Innovationswerkstatt im Austausch mit Datenschutzbehörden und der Internetwirtschaft – Results [Dialogue as an Instrument for Regulating Data Protection. An Academic Innovatio...
Dankert, K. (2015): Normative Technologie in sozialen Netzwerkdiensten – Neue Machtstrukturen als Anreiz für einen Paradigmenwechsel der Kommunikationsregulierung? [Normative Technology in Social Network Services - Do New Power Structures Incite a Paradigm Shift in Communication Regu...
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.
Schulz, W. (2015): Soziale Ordnung und Kommunikationsstrukturen: Die normative Perspektive [Social Order and Communication Structures: The Normative Perspective]. In: K.-D. Altmeppen, P. Donges, M. Künzler, M. Puppis, U. Röttger, H. Wessler (eds.), Soziale Ordnung durch Kommunikation? [Soc...
Schulz, W. (2016): Wie argumentiert, konstituiert und sichert man autonome Institutionen in einer Gesellschaft? Die Regulierungsperspektive [How Are Institutions Being Argued, Constituted and Secured in a Society? A Regulatory Perspective]. In: O. Jarren, C. Steininger (eds.), Journalismus jenseits...
Oermann, M. (2013): Das „Kommunikationspanopticon“ als Herausforderung für die Datenschutzregulierung von inkludierenden Onlinekommunikationsdiensten [The "Communication Panopticon" as Challenge for the Data Protection Regulation of Incorporating Online Communication Servi...
Oermann, M. (2012): Individualdatenschutz im europäischen Datenschutzrecht – eine theoriegeleitete Analyse [Protection of Individual Data Privacy in European Data Protection Law – A Theoretical Analysis]. Freiburg: Centaurus.
Christiansen, P. (2012): Medienvertriebsverträge [Media Distribution Contracts]. In: M. Paschke, W. Berlit; C. Meyer (eds.), Hamburger Kommentar Gesamtes Medienrecht [Hamburg Commentary on Media Law], 2nd edition, Baden-Baden: Nomos.
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)
Schulz, W.; Valcke, P.; Irion, K. (eds.) (2014): The Independence of the Media and Its Regulatory Agencies. Shedding New Light on Formal and Actual Independence Against the National Context. Bristol: Intellect Ltd.
Oermann, M.; Staben, J. (2013): Mittelbare Grundrechtseingriffe durch Abschreckung? Zur grundrechtlichen Bewertung polizeilicher „Online-Streifen“ und „Online-Ermittlungen“ in sozialen Netzwerken [Indirect Interventions in Fundamental Rights by Deterrence? On the Evaluation o...
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...
Gasser, U.; Schulz, W. (2015): Governance of Online Intermediaries. Observations from a Series of National Case Studies. In: The Berkman Center for Internet & Society Research Publication Series No. 2015-5, February 18, 2015, Harvard/Hamburg: Berkman Center.
Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube and Twitter are increasingly becoming a vehicle for the strategic use of information by states (so-called dis/information operations). These platforms, which are conceptually defined as 'social media', provide their users with a wide range of opportunities to obt...
„Der Rahmen: Ziele und Anknüpfungspunkte für die zukünftige Medienregulierung“["The Framework: Objectives and Links for Future Media Regulation"], Lecture by W. Schulz at the 10th Symposium of the Direktorenkonferenz der Landesmedienanstalten [Directors' Conf...
Together with the research focus “Internet and Society” within the cluster of excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at the Goethe University in Frankfurt on the Main, the Hans-Bredow-Institut organises a special format of the ‘Frankfurter Kolloquium für Internetforschung...
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