Oermann, M. (2018): Gewährleistung der Möglichkeit internetbasierter Kommunikation. Eine Vermessung des grundgesetzlichen Schutzkonzepts [Ensuring the Possibility of Internet-Based Communication – an Assessment of the Concept of Protection in German Basic Law]. Baden-Baden: Nomos. 343 p., paperback, ISBN 978-3-8487-5262-1, 92,- EUR. Publishing Information
Is there a "basic right to Internet access" in Germany?This question can be systematically answered with the help of a heuristic regulatory-scientific analysis framework that combines the levels of a model of providing technical information with the actual conditions for the individual use of technical communication systems and specifies them for the Internet as the object of observation.
In this way, Markus Oermann clarifies the differentiated constitutional structures of guaranteeing the possibility of Internet-based communication. He also points out gaps in the established protection concept and offers solutions for problems currently under discussion such as the treatment of intermediate services. Using illustrative examples, he illustrates the interactions between EU law, constitutional law and national legislation and develops perspectives for their future development.
This work is part of the series Hamburger Schriften zum Medien-, Urheber- und Telekommunikationsrecht [Hamburg Papers on Media, Copyright and Telecommunications Law], volume 13.