27 January 2009
The Leverhulme Trust, which has annual funding of some £40 million for research and education, has just announced its 2008 winners of Major Research Fellowships. Chris Reed, Professor of Electronic Commerce Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law & Social Science, has been awarded £95,549 for 24 months for his project -"Law 2.0 - effective law-making for cyberspace".
This project will investigate how law-making for cyberspace can be effective, by identifying and analysing the fundamental principles and techniques which produce successful cyberspace law, and by explaining the application of those principles and techniques to cyberspace law-making and the limitations on their use. It will produce two books: a detailed analysis of these fundamental principles and techniques, together with fully-worked explanations of their application to achieve effective law-making, and a book for a non-academic audience, aimed at policy-makers and the general public, explaining how the most pressing issues of concern in cyberspace can be regulated effectively.
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