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Student Paper Series: Civil Liability for Mountain Sport Activities

The Trento Law and Technology Research Group - Student Paper Series is available online (free download here)

LATEST PAPER PUBLISHED:

Piccin, Chiara (2012) Dalle Alpi ai Pirenei: analisi comparata della responsabilità civile per attività turistico-ricreative legate alla montagna nel diritto italiano e spagnolo = From the Alps to the Pyrenees: Comparative Analysis of Civil Liability for Mountain Sport Activities in Italian and Spanish Law. The Trento Law and Technology Research Group. Student Papers Series, 11

The Cloud: Boundless Digital Potential or Enclosure 3.0?

Trento Lawtech former visiting professor, David Lametti from McGill University, who will be returning to Trento in Spring 2013, has just published a truly innovative article on the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology, framing the risks and the novel legal issues posed by the advent of Cloud Computing. Anyone interested in the development of Cyberlaw should read this article.

This is the abstract of David's article:

The Cloud presents enormous potential for users to have access to facilities such as vast data storage and infinite computing capacity. Yet the Cloud, taken from the perspective of the average user, does have a dark side. I agree with a number of writers and the concerns that they raise about privacy and personal autonomy on the Internet and the Cloud. However, I wish to voice concern over another change. From the perspective of users, the Cloud might also reduce the range of user possibilities for robust interaction with the Internet/Cloud in a manner that then prevents users from participating in the Internet as creators, collaborators, and sharers. The Cloud is “manageable” in a way the Internet was not. By focusing on the entities that provide Cloud services, I argue that we might take steps to encourage or, if necessary, force private entities to keep the Cloud open and accessible in the long term. I also posit the desirability of a publicly held Cloud to achieve this same end.

The article is freely accessible here

Congrats David from all the Trento LawTech members for this important piece of scholarship!

Student Papers Series: Copynorms: Social Norms and Copyright

The Trento Law and Technology Research Group - Student Paper Series is available online (free download here)

LATEST PAPER PUBLISHED:

Perri, Thomas (2012) Copynorms: Norme Sociali e Diritto d’Autore = Copynorms: Social Norms and Copyright. Trento Law and Technology Research Group. Students Paper Series, 10 

Research Paper Series: Teaching the Ethics of the Legal Profession through narrative plots

The Trento Law and Technology Research Group - Research Papers Series is freely available online (download here)

LATEST PAPER PUBLISHED: Research PAPER N.11 

 

Diventare avvocati e riuscire ad esserlo: insegnare l’etica delle professioni forensi attraverso le trame narrative = How to become lawyers and able to do so: teaching the ethics of the legal profession through narrative plots

 

Pascuzzi, Giovanni (2012)  Trento: Università degli Studi di Trento. - (Trento Law and Technology Research Group Research Papers; 11)

Student Papers Series: Exporting Wines to the United States

The Trento Law and Technology Research Group - Student Paper Series is available online (free download here)

LATEST PAPER PUBLISHED:

Zuccato, Alessandra (2012) L'export vitivinicolo negli Stati Uniti: regole di settore e prassi contrattuali con particolare riferimento al caso del prosecco = Exporting Wines to the United States: Rules and Contractual Practices with Specific Reference to the Case of Prosecco, The Trento Law and Technology Research Group. Student Papers Series, N.9.

Valentina Moscon wins the Fourth National Prize "VITTORIO FROSINI"

The Trento Lawtech Research Group congratulates Valentina Moscon, who by unanimous decision was assigned the fourth "Premio Nazionale Vittorio Frosini" by a Scientific Committee composed by prof. Pietro Rescigno, prof. Tommaso Edoardo Frosini and prof. Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich.

Giuseppe Bellantuono Full Professorship

The Trento Lawtech Research Group congratulates prof. Giuseppe Bellantuono, who has been qualified as Full Professor of Comparative Private Law at the end of a comparative evaluation held in the past months.

The Web and Us: We, the Web Kids (by Piotr Czersky)

I think that the following thoughts by a young Polish poet born in 1981 are a powerful depiction of how Internet has changed our way of thinking and is shaping our system of values and believes. No doubts, it could be said that they portrait a positive analysis of the attitudes of the so-called digital natives. But I share the view (who enters in that We?) that this is not happening only to people born around 1980: the Web Kids may well have gray hair. Be that as it may, the facts explored in this analysis tend to acquire a normative value when one thinks to many legal concepts that are under strain since the advent of digital technology. Enjoy!

 

Piotr Czerski
WE, THE WEB KIDS.
(translated by Marta Szreder)

There is probably no other word that would be as overused in the media discourse as ‘generation’. I once tried to count the ‘generations’ that have been proclaimed in the past ten years, since the well-known article about the so-called ‘Generation Nothing’; I believe there were as many as twelve. They all had one thing in common: they only existed on paper. Reality never provided us with a single tangible, meaningful, unforgettable impulse, the common experience of which would forever distinguish us from the previous generations. We had been looking for it, but instead the groundbreaking change came unnoticed, along with cable TV, mobile phones, and, most of all, Internet access. It is only today that we can fully comprehend how much has changed during the past fifteen years.

Costruire l'eccellenza attorno al concetto di autonomia accademica

Rileggendo Charles W. Elliot, di Umberto Izzo

Poco più di un secolo fa l’uomo che in qualche decennio aveva saputo trasformare un provinciale college bostoniano nell’università leader della scena accademica statunitense, destinata a diventare il centro di eccellenza mondiale a cui oggi si attribuisce valenza paradigmatica in via quasi discorsiva (…è di Harvard, ha studiato ad Harvard…) distillò le sue idee sul concetto di libertà accademica in un editoriale apparso sulle colonne di quella che, allora come oggi, era una delle più prestigiose riviste scientifiche del mondo (C. W. Eliot, Academic Freedom, Science, Vol. 26, N. 653, July 5, 1907)...  

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Research Paper Series: Exceptions and Limitations to Copyright Law

The Trento Law and Technology Research Group - Research Papers Series is freely available online (download here)

LATEST PAPER PUBLISHED: Research PAPER N.9 

Eccezioni e limitazioni al diritto d'autore in Internet = Exceptions and Limitations to Copyright Law in the Internet

Margoni, Thomas (2012)  Trento: Università degli Studi di Trento. - (Trento Law and Technology Research Group Research Papers; 9)