Computers and Law: Some beginnings (Computer und Recht – Die Anfänge)

Jon Bing
2007 it - Information Technology  
In the late 1960s computers and computer applications also caught the attention of lawyers. The phrase "computers and law" was coined. In the beginning, research took two somewhat different directions. One direction looked to computer technology to support legal research through information systems, through the computerisation of public administration, and through reform of systems for the administration of justice. The other direction was concerned with the issues of substantial law and the
more » ... ial consequences of computerisation. In the following contribution by Bing, who is one of the early researchers in Northern Europe from these first days, and who has contributed to its theory and practice, sketches the development of this interface between law and information technology, which today is known under many names, perhaps most commonly "law and information technology", "cyberlaw", "information law" etc., and a few of its beginnings in research and methods.
doi:10.1524/itit.2007.49.2.71 fatcat:va4k3oltqfcgndhiygbbmlnxvm