On the Future of Information Law as a Specific Field of Law
11 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2008
Date Written: May 2008
This essay was written as part of a liber amicorum for Egbert Dommering of the University of Amsterdam, Professor of Information Law at the University of Amsterdam. The author argues that, for a number of reasons information law will never be the same as it was during Dommering's tenure, which should cause current members of the information law community to reflect. The object of information law has mutated (A). The scope for public intervention has been rolled back (B). The implementation of any form of public intervention has been made more difficult (C). Last but not least, information law has seen its main topics expropriated (D). The future information law is thus likely to look quite different from what we know now (E).
Keywords: information law, media, telecommunications, convergence, liberalization
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