Law + Technology
Stanford University CodeX Research Paper Series 2022
18 Pages Posted: 27 May 2022
Date Written: May 20, 2022
The classical “law & technology” approach focuses on harms created by technology. This approach seems to be common sense; after all, why be interested—from a legal standpoint—in situations where technology does not cause damage? On close inspection, another approach dubbed “law + technology” can better increase the common good.
The “+” approach builds on complexity science to consider both the issues and positive contributions technology brings to society. The goal is to address the negative ramifications of technology while leveraging its positive regulatory power. Achieving this double objective requires policymakers and regulators to consider a range of intervention methods and choose the ones that are most suitable.
Keywords: law + technology, complexity science, law & technology, technology law, computational law, law is code, code is law, law as code, code as law, law needs code, code of law, law of code, darwin, complexity theory
JEL Classification: K24, K20, K39, K30, K23, K29, K00, O33
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