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Ronald Leenes: Framing Techno-Regulation

Wanneer:wo 07-12-2011 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52, room Beta

Lecture by Professor Ronald Leenes (University of Tilburg) organized by the Dep of Practical Philosophy

Technology affects behaviour. Speed ramps, for instance, provide a rather effective way to enforce speed limits imposed by the legislator. In cases such as these, technology is instrumental to the enforcement of legal norms. Increasingly, norms are also embedded into technology by private parties. DVD-players are equipped with region codes and other Digital Rights Management systems to regulate the market for digital content consumption. This kind of regulation by technology —or techno-regulation— is becoming part of the contemporary regulator’s toolbox. The idea...