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Venue WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin

Thursday 24 September

Registration and Buffet 12.30 – 13.30

Welcome Address 13.30

Session 1. The State of the Art (Future Law) 14.00 – 15.30

David Murakami Wood. The Inevitable Failure of Future Law? Emerging Legal Issues in Recent Transatlantic Science Fiction

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay. Digital Golems and Peer-to-Peer Law

Andelka Phillips, I.S. Mian and J. Charbonneau. ‘Molecule say ‘hello’ to molecule’: Technological Innovation under the Microscope

Tatiani Synodinou and Philippe Jougleux. Holograms and the law: a multidimensional issue

Coffee Break 15.30 – 16.00

Session 2. The Colour of Magic (IP) 16.00 – 17.30

Martin Jones. Live Forever? Definitely Maybe: The music industry and artist immortality

Caroline Wilson. Gut Symmetries: Propertising and Monetising FMT

Burkhard Schafer. My mind to your mind… my thoughts to your thoughts – copyright and privacy implications of brain-to-brain emails

Smita Kheria. Life on other Worlds: Creators and Copyright


Josty Berlin
Bellevuestraße  1
10785 Berlin

Friday 25 September

Session 3. The Player of Games (Privacy) 9.30 – 11.00

Derek McAuley. I, Robot; and privacy by design

Edina Harbinja. Sex toys, transcendence and post-mortem privacy

Lilian Edwards. I wasn’t myself: conceptions of secrecy, privacy and identity in the Marvel Superhero Universe

Miranda Mowbray. Security and Privacy for the Internet of Things – Not

Coffee Break 11.00 – 11.30

Session 4. Live Long And Prosper (Miscellaneous) 11.30 – 13.00

Robin Wilton. Turtles, sexbots and gravity – what does Blade Runner tell us about the ethics of intelligent devices?

Kim Barker. Why the web needs a Daredevil…

Catherine Easton. A golden ticket? Uber, Airbnb and the Chocolate Factory of the sharing economy

Judith Rauhofer. And thank you for always drawing abs on me when you draw me naked

Lunch 13.00 – 14.00

Session 5. The Use of Weapons (Regulation) 14.00 – 15.30

Shane McNamee. Do Cyborgs Dream of Electric Lawsuits? – Ethico-Legal Challenges of the Augmented Human

Thomas Höppner. AdTech Gone Wrong: The Regulation of Ad-Blockers

Florian Idelberger. The Ethereum world computer – Individual empowerment for everyone or the first step to even more information control?

Federica Giovanella.  Are Appearances Deceptive? Wireless Community Networks and Tort Law Enforcement

Coffee Break 15.30 – 16.00

Session 6. Excession (Artificial Intelligence) 16.00 – 17.30

Alexandra Giannopoulou. Social reputation systems: it’s about ethics in Artificial Intelligence

Tim Watts. Smart smart contracts: AI on the blockchain

Yudong Yu. Why humans should concerns AIs future — from perspective of patent law

Andres Guadamuz. Do Androids Dream of Electric Copyright? The Rise Non-Human Creativity


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