Directive on Data Protection to come soon?

Dimitri Droutsas, MEP, and rapporteur of the parliament on the Commissions proposal for a directive on data protection for justice and police affairs (COM/2012/010 final – 2012/0010 (COD)) is very positive that the draf will come into force within this parliament’s legislation period.

Giving a keynote at the SMART-conference, IRI is proud to coorganise under the responsibility of Christian Hawellek, Droutsas reports that the European Parliament will be ready to vote on the directive as well as on the regulation by end of October. Weiterlesen

Die Rechtmäßigkeit von Konsolenmodifikationen

Erschienen in der CR 2013, S. 586-592 ist ein Aufsatz von Dipl.-Jur. Dennis Heinemeyer in Zusammenarbeit mit RA Arne Nordmeyer, LL.M. mit dem Thema:

Super Marios, Kratos’ und des Master Chiefs Erzfeind – Die Legalität der Modchips und Softwaremods für Videospielkonsolen

Die Rechtmäßigkeit von Konsolenmodifikationen speziell nach dem Umgehungsverbot des § 69f UrhG

Inhaltlich beschäftigt sich der Artikel damit, ob durch den Einsatz von Hardware- (Modding-Chips) oder Softwaremods (Ausnutzen von Softwarefehlern) auf Spielekonsolen durch den Endbenutzer oder das Anbieten entsprechender Techniken durch gewerbliche Händler Rechtsverstöße gegen das Urheberrecht vorliegen. Speziell wird die Frage beantwortet, ob sich hierbei um einen Verstoß gegen das Umgehungsverbot des § 69f UrhG handelt.

SMART Intelligent Investigation Conference, getting closer!

Another call for anyone interested in the SMART Conference, taking place 19/20 September 2013. Registration is still up!

Register here

Or have a look at the conference’s programme for a detailed schedule here.

What is the SMART Conference?


IRI co-organises the SMART-’Intelligent Investigation Conference’ held on 19 and 20 September at the Representation of the State of Lower Saxony to the European Union in Brussels. Weiterlesen

IRI members in interview by Prof. Chiaki Sato

IRI members in interview by Prof. Chiaki Sato Nikolaus Forgó, Magdalena Góralczyk and Stefanie Hänold had a chance to visit the wonderful University of Tokyo. The stay was a follow-up of a visit Prof. Chiaki Sato from the Todai Policy Alternatives Research Institute paid last year to IRI and was a chance to strengthen the growing cooperation.

Prof. Sato, who was our most kind host, welcomed us at the Hongo Campus. A stunning place in the middle of Tokyo, which offers a beautiful opportunity to study and live, it was a true honour to be invited there. What more we were given a chance to meet, present and discuss with brilliant Japanese (and international) scholars.

Part of our stay was an interview we gave to Prof. Sato, speaking about our impressions of Japan and our academic interests. The interview has been published under a flattering title: “Frontrunners of Medical Innovation” and can be found here (link). Prof. Sato will also be one of the speakers on the upcoming conference 30th IRI Anniversary: Past_Present_Future – 30 Years in IT-Contract Law

The complete Interview can be found here.