for Information Law (IViR)
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Prof. Egbert Dommering
(b. 1943) has been a Professor of Information Law (0,4
Fte) at the University of Amsterdam since 1988. He
served as Director of the Institute for Information Law
(IViR) between 1989 and 2004. During that period, he
continued to work as a lawyer in The Hague for Buruma
& Maris and in Amsterdam for Stibbe (from 1995) and
for Brinkhof (from 2005). As a lawyer, he was involved
in many of the leading cases in fields of law coinciding
with IViR's research interests.
His most important
(joint) publications include: Verbinding en
Ontvlechting in de Communicatie. Een studie naar
toekomstig overheidsbeleid voor de elektronische
communicatie (1990), Handboek
Telecommunicatierecht (1999), Informatierecht,
fundamentele rechten voor de informatiemaatschappij (2000),
Coding Regulation (2006), European Media Law (2008),
Gevangen in de waarneming (valedictory lecture,
2008) and De jacht op Prometheus (selected
articles and case-notes, 2008).
Upon retirement, he
will hold the Chair, "Theory of Information
Law", at IViR and remain at Brinkhof law firm. He
is also a member of the national Advisory Commitee on
Copyright and a member of the Advisory Board of the
Dutch Data Protection Authority.
The ever growing complexity of regulating the
information society, in: P. Kleve and K. van
Noortwijk (eds.), Something bigger than yourself -
Essays in honour of Richard de Mulder, Rotterdam:
Erasmus University Rotterdam 2011, p. 1-15.
them, some critical remarks on the introduction Citizenship,
Democracy and Pluralism by Chantal Mouffe in Felix
Meritis in Amsterdam op 1 October 2010.
(with O. Castendyk
& A. Scheuer) European Media Law,
Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International 2008.
This book supplies
the first in-depth commentary on EU media law, with
detailed analysis of all important legislation and
court decisions. Leading European lawyers with vast
knowledge and practical experience of media law
provide detailed expert commentary on European media
law. The commentary interprets the law whenever
possible article by article, section by section, and
concept by concept, with reference to relevant case
law and legal literature as issues arise. Illustrating
their reasoning throughout with practical examples,
the authors also take account of anticipated
developments and future reforms that are likely to
have an impact on the existing legislation.
book can be purchased through Kluwer
Law International. See also the
book review published in The Journal of Media
Law, 2009-1, p. 129-132.
technology: Code is not law, in: E.J. Dommering
& L.F. Asscher
(eds.), Coding Regulation: Essays on the Normative
Role of Information Technology, The Hague: T.M.C.
Asser Press 2006, p. 1-17.
Asscher, ed.) Coding Regulation: Essays on the
Normative Role of Information Technology,
Information Technology & Law Series 12, The Hague: T.M.C.
Asser Press, 2006.
The collected essays
in this book concern the intriguing matter of the
interaction between law and technology and the
normative role of information technology. More
precisely, they focus on the way information and
communication technologies regulate human behaviour.
Can information technology be an alternative to legal
regulation and, if so, what are the risks?
The issues raised in this book were discussed during a
conference entitled Code as Code, held in
Amsterdam. The report of the debate between leading
experts who attended the conference forms the round-up
in the book, as do the proposals for a future agenda
|(with Andrew Nicol)
on the case of Rzeczpospolita, commissioned by the World
Association of Newspapers (WAN), December 2003.
Opinion of Professor Egbert Dommering concerning
the Freedom of the Press in relation to the numerous
conflicts in and around the Company Presspublica between
the government and the other shareholder, the management
and the editors, presented in Warsaw, May 9, 2002.
and Sponsorship Law - Problems of Regulating Partly
Liberalised Markets’, in: Europäisches
Medienrecht - Fernsehen und seine
gemeinschaftsrechtliche Regelung, Band 18
Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Europäisches
Medienrecht, Saarbrücken Verlaggruppe Jehle Rehm:
München/Berlin 1998, p. 49-60.
This article analyzes
the jurisprudence of the ECJ on the interpretation of
the TV Directive and more specifically on cross-border
advertisements and sponsoring.
Dutch Audiovisual Landscape: An Interesting European
Case', in: Santiago Munoz Machado (ed.), Derecho
Europeo del Audiovisual, Tomo I, 521-534, Madrid: 1997.
This article analyzes
the development of the Dutch broadcasting system in
respect of European law.
being washed away through the electronic sieve. Some
thoughts on the impending copyright crisis', in:
P.B. Hugenholtz (ed.), The future of copyright in a
digital environment. Proceedings of the Royal Academy
Colloquium organized by the Royal Netherlands Academy of
Sciences (KNAW) and the Institute for Information Law
(Amsterdam 6-7 July 1995), Den Haag: Kluwer Law
International 1996, p. 1-11. English revision of an article
which was originally published in Computerrecht
1994, p. 109-113.
Copyright works are
stored in electronically accessible data banks,
presenting entirely new questions on the use of these
works. People talk about making electrocopies of book
pages. This article views electrocopies as a spectre
from the paper era. We will have to develop entirely
new concepts for the use of the information speeding
along the electronic highways and offered to users by