Socio-Legal Issues in the Age of It

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC12 Sociology of Law (host committee)

Language: English

The rapid increase and expansion of internet and SNS created social space where we exchange information beyond state boundaries and in accelerated speed. The information technologies provide us with new opportunities for people to express their views in support of democracy and also to find ways of creating new markets with such a financial method as crowdfinancing. But we are also increasing aware of dark sides of the IT; for example, spreading discriminatory stereotypes, fake news, or hate speech, or a massive scale of fraud. Then, it might be necessary to  make legal intervention in activities on the internet, but how we can do it would raise serious socio-legal questions. The papers of this panel focus on some of these issues, trying to understand scopes of problems, and consider possibilities of handling problems by legislation or by the judiciary.
Session Organizer:
Masayuki MURAYAMA, Meiji University, Japan
Masayuki MURAYAMA, Meiji University, Japan
Oral Presentations
Gender for Sale: Regulating Sexist Online Behavioural Advertising
David DAVIES, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Advertising and Female Body: Evolution and Social Issues
Linda DELLA RAGIONE, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
Social Media and Criminal Courts: An Initial Proposition
Alexandre BRANDAO, Onati Institute for the Sociology of Law, Brazil
Crowdfinancing Operations and the Public Interest of the Financial Activity
Fabio Hernando CASTRO FORERO, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Colombia
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