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Pravni izzivi informacijske družbe (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.05.00  Social sciences  Law   

Code Science Field
5.05  Social Sciences  Law 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (17)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  25496  PhD Meta Ahtik  Social sciences  Researcher  2014  137 
2.  29373  PhD Samo Bardutzky  Social sciences  Researcher  2014  172 
3.  11555  PhD Bojan Bugarič  Law  Head  2009 - 2014  404 
4.  25611  PhD Matija Damjan  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2014  286 
5.  30695  PhD Gregor Dugar  Law  Researcher  2014  225 
6.  06414  PhD Peter Grilc  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2014  843 
7.  12049  PhD Miha Juhart  Law  Researcher  2009 - 2014  779 
8.  23414  PhD Jerca Kramberger Škerl  Law  Researcher  2012 - 2014  265 
9.  21620  PhD Damjan Možina  Law  Researcher  2012 - 2014  426 
10.  17039  PhD Klemen Podobnik  Law  Researcher  2009 - 2014  411 
11.  24286  PhD Vasilka Sancin  Social sciences  Researcher  2012 - 2014  1,027 
12.  27793  Saša Šest    Technical associate  2009 - 2014 
13.  32680  Bojana Škraban    Technical associate  2010 - 2011 
14.  03096  PhD Lojze Ude  Law  Researcher  2009 - 2013  530 
15.  24285  PhD Ana Vlahek  Social sciences  Researcher  2010 - 2014  398 
16.  14309  PhD Katarina Zajc  Economics  Researcher  2013 - 2014  339 
17.  17042  PhD Viktorija Žnidaršič Skubic  Law  Researcher  2012 - 2014  433 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1608  Institute for Comparative Law Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana  Ljubljana  1196294000  6,045 
Significance for science
The subject of the research programme are the new and emerging legal issues of information society to which the legal science has not given a definitive answer or, in some cases, has not yet started examining them. So far the addressing of these issues has been quite sporadic; the programme "Legal challenges of the information society", on the other hand, provides a holistic approach, linking different areas of information society law in a unified treatment. Since the issues dealt with are new and emerging, the lack in findings of the domestic legal theory cannot be satisfactorily replaced by relying on foreign legal doctrine of knowledge, as these issues are only being examined in other countries as well, so it is not possible to speak of established positions or prevailing views. The purpose of the programme is not only to address issues already known, but also to identify, through the analysis of interactions between information society services and the existing legal structure, new problems not previously detected by the Slovenian legal science. The widespread use of information-communication technologies puts some new light on established legal arrangements and raises the question whether they still serve their purpose in the changed circumstances. For this reason it is imperative to re-examine some of the well established positions of the legal doctrine in certain “classical” legal fields, such as the intellectual property law. The treatment of legal issues of information society has been rather superficial in Slovenian legal science so far; absent was in-depth discussion regarding the usefulness and purpose of certain fundamental doctrinal solution in the new technological and economic environment. Meanwhile, many legal-philosophical and legal-political issues in this field are now under intense scientific debate in European and American academic sphere and the results of this debate will be crucial for the content of the future legal framework of the information society. By intensive research and discussion of these legal issues, the Slovenian legal science can join the development of European and the global legal thought and provide answers to some of the global legal issues in the information age.
Significance for the country
A developed information society has the effect of raising innovativeness and competitiveness of the economy and society; it helps increase the number of jobs with high added value, improves the quality of life, and contributes to a more balanced regional development and a better international involvement. This impact results mainly from the contribution of the information-communication technologies to economic performance, which benefits the society. The key development challenge is providing a wide range of interoperable and integrated electronic services and to ensure the widest possible access to these services for all user groups. Information and communication technology as a cornerstone of the information society promote a competitive and open economy and contribute to a better quality of life. If this potential of the information society is to come true, a clear legal framework must be provided for the wide use of information technologies. This means that the legislation, the judicial and administrative practice and the legal theory must ensure legal certainty to the users of these technologies by giving clear answers about the legal consequences of different forms of behaviour in the new technological environment. In certain cases, a change in legal regulation is necessary to introduce the option of using electronic communication in legal procedures. It is important in any case that outdated legal solutions based on outdated assumptions do not impose unnecessary barriers to technological, economic and social development in general. It is necessary to be aware that the Internet is becoming a central IT infrastructure, shared by all segments of modern society, so every government intervention in the infrastructure or in the content and services offered through this infrastructure, also need to be assessed in terms of human rights and freedoms in a democratic society. The aim of the research programme is to help provide a suitable theoretical basis for the further development of the Slovenian legislation, judicial decisions and administrative practices in regulating the fields of information and communication technologies, and for the compatibility of the national regulation with the reformed European legal framework of electronic communications. The results of the programme will be directly applicable in government projects e-justice and e-administration, in the regulation of electronic communications and digital broadcasting, and in the activities of companies operating in the field of information technology, media and open-source software development.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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