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IT and Media Law

Christopher Boniface, Research Fellow in IT Law

Paolo Cavaliere, Lecturer in Digital Media and IT Law

Rachael Craufurd-Smith, Reader in EU Law

Scott McLachlan, Research Fellow

Daria Onitiu, Research Associate

Judith Rauhofer, Senior Lecturer in IT Law

Burkhard Schafer, Professor of Computational Legal Theory

Lachlan Urquhart, Lecturer in Technology Law

John Zerilli, Chancellor’s Fellowship in Artificial Intelligence, Data and the Rule of Law

Journal Articles

Policing the smart home: The internet of things as ‘invisible witnesses'.
Urquhart, L.; Miranda, D.; & Podoletz, L. In: Information Polity (2022) View article

Tempting the fate of the furious: Cyber security and autonomous cars
Mclachlan, S.; Schafer, B.; Dube, K.; Kyrimi, E.; & Fenton, N. In: International Review of Law, Computers and Technology (2022) View article

Incorporating ‘fashion identity’ into the right to privacy
Onitiu, D. In: Law, Technology and Humans (2022) View Article

The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts
Terras, M, Coleman, S, Drost, S, Elsden, C, Helgason, I, Lechelt, S, Osborne, N, Paneels, I, Pegado, B, Schafer, B, Smyth, M, Thornton, P & Speed, C., Big Data and Society. 2021. View article

Media ownership transparency in Europe: Closing the gap between European aspiration and domestic reality
Craufurd-Smith, R, Klimkiewicz, B & Ostling, A. European Journal of Communication. 2021. View article

Book chapters

Can one be just without being human : Legal AI and the quest for executable justice
Schafer, Burkhard. Transformative Technologien: Wechselwirkung zwischemn technischem und rechlichem Wandel. ed. / Bijan Fateh-Moghadam; Herbert Zech. Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2021. p. 119-152. View chapter

The sources and characteristics of electronic evidence and artificial intelligence
Murdoch, Steven J. ; Seng, Daniel; Schafer, Burkhard; Mason, Stephen. Electronic Evidence and Electronic Signatures. ed. / Stephen Mason; Daniel Seng. 5. ed. London : University of London Press, 2021. p. 1-50. View chapter

Proof: the technical collection and examination of electronic evidence
Wilson, Nigel; Sheldon, Andrew; Dries, Hein; Schafer, Burkhard; Mason, Stephen. Electronic Evidence and Electronic Signatures. ed. / Stephen Mason; Daniel Seng. 5. ed. University of London Press, 2021. p. 429-487. View chapter

The man who wasn't there again : Creative informatics and legal AI. 
Schafer, Burkhard.  International Trends in Legal Informatics: Festschrift für Erich Schweighofe. ed.
Walter Hoetzendorfer; Christof Tschohl; Franz Kummer. Bern : Weblaw AG, Bern, 2020. p. 293-320. View chapter

On living and undead Wills : ZombAIs, technology and the future of inheritance law. 
Schafer, Burkhard. Future Law: Emerging Technology, Regulation and Ethics. ed.
Lilian Edwards; Burkhard Schafer; Edina Harbinja. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2020. p. 225-261 (Future Law). View chapter

Edited Collections

Future Law : Emerging Technologies, Regulation and Ethics.
Edwards, Lilian (Editor); Schafer, Burkhard (Editor); Harbinja, Edina (Editor). Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2020. 408 p. (Future Law). View collection

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