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LUISS Guido Carli

Informatica giuridica - Canale D

Programma

ProfessorGiuseppe Contissa / Francesco Romeo
Course code801
General Discipline (SSD)IUS/20
Course Year1
SemesterI Semestre
CourseD
Teaching LanguageEnglish
Credits6
Total Workload126
Total Lesson Hours36
Course Contents1. Introduction to legal informatics and IT law
2. Computers, digital data, algorithms, software
3. Legal information retrieval, databases, electronic legal documents structuring and management
4. Information networks, the Internet, Semantic Web
5. Artificial intelligence, legal reasoning and legal decision support systems
6. ICT in Public Administration, electronic document and digital signature
7. Internet, data protection and privacy
8. Introduction to main legal issues related to IT technologies
Reference BooksLodder, Arno R., Oskamp, Anja (Eds.), Information Technology and Lawyers: Advanced Technology in the Legal Domain, from Challenges to Daily Routine, Springer, Berlin, 2006

P. Leith, A. Hoey, The Computerised Lawyer: A Guide to the Use of Computers in the Legal Profession, Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K, 1997
Course Formative ObjectivesTo provide students with a knowledge of Information and Communication Technologies applied to the law.
By the end of the course, the student should be able to reach two aims:
1. the use of new IT technologies in legal professions and activities.
2. the capability to better comprehend and critically analyse the legal implications of technologies applied in digitization of private activities and professions, as well as of public administrations and political institutions.
PrerequisitesNone
Teaching Method- Lectures directly held by the teaching staff
- Individual exercise sessions
- Analysis of cases
- Presentations and assignments
Assessment MethodOral exam (100%)
Criteria For Deciding On Subject Of Final PaperNone
Extended Program And Reference Reading Material
Week 1 - Lesson 1Law and the information society. Society-technology relations.

Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff
Week 1 - Lesson 2The network society. Social and Economic changes in the “information society”

Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff
Week 1 - Lesson 3Relationship between law and IT. Legal Informatics. IT law.

L. Lessig, The Law of the Horse: What Cyberlaw Might Teach, Berkman Center for Internet & Society Research Publication Series: Research Publication No. 1999-05 12/1999
Additional materials will be provided by the teaching staff
Week 2 - Lesson 1Historical evolution of legal informatics. Legal informatics before the introduction and spread of the personal computer
Legal Informatics since ‘80

L. Loevinger, “Jurimetrics: The Next Step Forward”, in: Minnesota Law Review 33 (1949), pp. 455–493.
Additional Materials provided by the teaching staff
Week 2 - Lesson 2Legal Informatics after the introduction of Internet. Historical evolution of IT law.

R. E. Kahn e V. G. Cerf, What Is The Inter- net (And What Makes It Work), 1999, URL: http://www.policyscience.net/ cerf.pdf
Additional Materials provided by the teaching staff
Week 2 - Lesson 3Legal texts and sources

J. Bing, “The Policies of Legal Information Services: A Perspective of Three Decades”, in: Yulex 2003, a cura di L. A. Bygrave, Oslo: Norwegian Research Centre for Computers e Law, 2003, pp. 37–55.
Additional Materials provided by the teaching staff
Week 3 - Lesson 1Introduction to computers. Automatic elaboration systems and legal reasoning

Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff
Week 3 - Lesson 2Algorithms and structures for data processing

Readings materials provided by the teaching staff
Week 3 - Lesson 3Algorithms and automation of legal data processing

Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff
Week 4 - Lesson 1Copyright - Introduction

Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff
Week 4 - Lesson 2Copyright and Software

D.K. Levine, Intellectual Property, innovation and the governance of the internet, EUI RSCAS Working Paper; 2013/24;

Additional Materials provided by the teaching staff
Week 4 - Lesson 3Copyright - Open Source and Creative Commons

R. M. Stallman. What is free software. Free Society: Selected Essays of, 2002.
Week 5 - Lesson 1Laws of thought and structures for data processing. Data and information. The Semantic Web.

Berners-Lee, "The Semantic Web". Scientific American, 2001 Additional materials will be provided by the teaching staff
Week 5 - Lesson 2Data, information and legal norms. Databases and legal information retrieval. Legal Ontologies

Cevenini C., Contissa G., Laukyte M., Riveret R. and Rubino R., Development of the ALIS IP Ontology: Merging Legal and Technical Perspectives, Computer-Aided Innovation (CAI)IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Vol. 277/2008, 169-180 Springer- Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg.
Week 5 - Lesson 3Advanced tools for the legal information retrieval. XML and legislative documents.

Biasotti A., Francesconi E., Palmirani M., Sartor G., Vitali F., Legal Informatics and Management of Legislative Documents, ROME, NUNPress, 2008, pp. 89 (Global Centre for ICT in Parliament Working Paper).
Week 6 - Lesson 1E-document. Definition of electronic document. Legal validity

Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures Official Journal L 013 , 19/01/2000 P. 0012 - 0020
Week 6 - Lesson 2Digital signature: analysis of technical aspects. Transmission of electronic documents, the PEC (certified electronic email)

Roberta Falciai and Laura Liberati,The Italian certified e-mail system Digital Evidence Journal, Volume 3 Number 1, 2006, 48 - 53

Additional materials will be provided by the teaching staff
Week 6 - Lesson 3IT technologies and the evolution of Public Administration and the administration of justice. On-line Trial, ADR

Schultz, Thomas, Online Dispute Resolution: An Overview and Selected Issues. Economic Commission for Europe, June 7, 2002.

Additional materials will be provided by the teaching staff
Week 7 - Lesson 1Internet - technical introduction - internet protocols and net neutrality

J. Bing, Building cyberspace: A short history of the internet, in Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 8–47.
Week 7 - Lesson 2Legal Issues of Internet. Internet governance.

L. B. Solum, Models of internet governance, in Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions, L. A. Bygrave, J. Bing, and T. Michaelsen, eds., Oxford University Press, 2009.
Week 7 - Lesson 3E-commerce and digital enterprise. Legal aspects of digital enterprise.

Y. Benkler, “Coase’s Penguin, or, Linux and The Nature of the Firm”, in: Yale Law Journal (2002), p. 369
Week 8 - Lesson 1Introduction to Privacy. Personal Data protection.

Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff
Week 8 - Lesson 2Privacy and Data Protection. The EU legal framework.

Reading materials will be provided by the teaching staff
Week 8 - Lesson 3Privacy and Internet Provider's liability

G. Sartor, Providers’ liabilities in the new EU Data Protection Regulation: A threat to Internet freedoms? International Data Privacy Law, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 1
Week 9 - Lesson 1Summary and revision
Week 9 - Lesson 2Summary and revision
Week 9 - Lesson 3Summary and revision
Week 10 - Lesson 1Artificial Intelligence and the law: historical introduction

S. J. Russell e P. Norvig, Artificial Intelligence. A Modern Approach, 3a ed., Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice Hall, 2010., Chap. 1
Additional Materials provided by the teaching staff
Week 10 - Lesson 2Deterministic and probabilistic methodologies for automation

T. Nagel, What is it like to be a bat? The Philosophical Review LXXXIII, 4 (October 1974): 435-50.
Week 10 - Lesson 3The simulation of legal reasoning. Neural networks applied to legal decision. Hybrid systems

J. Zeleznikow, Split Up: An Intelligent Decision Support System Which Provides Advice Upon Property Division Following Divorce, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 190-213, 1998
Week 11 - Lesson 1Automation in applying the law

Kowalski, R., "Legislation as Logic Programs", in Logic Programming in Action (eds. G. Comyn, N. E. Fuchs, M. J. Ratcliffe), Springer-Verlag, 1992, pp. 203–230.
Week 11 - Lesson 2Knowledge based systems and legal expert systems

Contissa G., “Rulebase Technology and Legal Knowledge Representation”, in: Sartor G. et al. (eds.), Computable Models of the Law, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNAI 4884, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg.
Week 11 - Lesson 3Robotics and the law. legal issues of autonomous and automated systems

Contissa G., Laukyte M., Sartor G., Schebesta H., Masutti A., Lanzi P., Marti P., Tomasello P., “Liability and automation: Issues and challenges for socio-technical systems”, Journal of Aerospace Operations 2 (1-2) pp. 79–98 (2013).