Prefatory Remarks on Human Law and Computer Law

  • Mireille Hildebrandt
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 25)


This chapter introduces the volume with a discussion of computer law and human law. Instead of referring to the common meaning of computer law as a field of private or public law that aims to regulate human actions that involve computing systems, this chapter introduces the idea of a law that effectively rules the interactions of non-human actors. This raises a number of questions concerning the meaning of law, human law and the comparative perspective that is at stake in this volume.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS)Radboud University NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of JurisprudenceErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centre for Law Science Technology and Society studies (LSTS)Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium

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