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 for research.