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The Impact of Science and Technology on the Rights of the Individual


Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Nicola Lucchi
    Pages 31-56
  3. Nicola Lucchi
    Pages 57-96
  4. Nicola Lucchi
    Pages 97-140
  5. Nicola Lucchi
    Pages 141-175
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-187

About this book


The volume is devoted to the relevant problems in the legal sphere, created and generated by recent advances in science and technology. In particular, it investigates a series of cutting-edge contemporary and controversial case-studies where scientific and technological issues intersect with individual legal rights. The book addresses challenging topics at the intersection of communication technologies and biotech innovations such as freedom of expression, right to health, knowledge production, Internet content regulation, accessibility and freedom of scientific research.


Scientific and Technological Innovations Governing Science and Technology Science and Technology Advances Rights Claims in Digital Media Communication Technologies and Regulatory Dilemmas Social Changes and Individual Rights Boundary of Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age Legal Framework for the Internet Internet Control Rules Anti-Piracy Legislation Copyright Protection UK Digital Economy Act Rights Claims in the Biosciences Biosciences and the New Frontiers of Rights Private Ownership of Genetic Resources Changing the Landscape for Biotechnology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LawJönköpingUnivInternationalBusinessSchoolJönköpingSweden

About the authors

Nicola Lucchi is Associate Professor of Law at the Jonkoping University International Business School (JIBS) where he is also affiliated researcher with the Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC). Prior to joining JIBS, he was EU Marie Curie post-doc Fellow Researcher at Centre for Philosophy of Law of the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), research associate in comparative law and adjunct professor at the University of Ferrara (Italy)

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