Arno R. Lodder

Jimi BroomeArno R. Lodder

CEDIRE - Centre for Electronic Dispute Resolution
Computer/Law Institute, see also my page at CLI

Postal address: Faculty of Law, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Visiting address: Room 5A-27, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 5986215


Arno R. Lodder is a professor of Internet Governance and Regulation. Central in his research is the tension between what is possible with internet technoloy and what is legally allowed. Over the last five years some of the issues addressed were Electronic signatures, Spam, Law of Virtual worlds, Law and Web 2.0, and Online Dispute Resolution. Currently the focus is on Cyberwar, the Internet of Things, and the EU FP7 project on anti money laundering.

From a legal scholarship perspective as well as from a public interest perspective there is need for coherent and structural study of internet related legal topics.
The characteristics of internet make it extremely difficult to apply the law. Law uses geography, jurisdiction is based on territory. But whose territory is the internet? Started from public roots the internet has evolved into a private communication infrastructure, that falls under no direct responsibility of any government. However, activities on this infrastructure can be legally relevant to and may fall under various jurisdictions. What to do? Should governments intervene? Are they allowed to anyway? And if so, what measures are effective and realistic?

First, law can contribute to what is good on the internet, in terms of infrastructure as well as content and applications. Second, law can help to control or ban threats to the internet and the people using it. Third, law can set and enforce norms for the use of data and the behaviour on the internet.

Given the central role of internet in our society, internet law expertise is crucial. Raising awareness can be realized along several lines. Research forms the basis, and aims to identify, clarify and analyze the multitude of legal issues surrounding Internet Governance and Regulation. Dissemination should take place via popular media (Jurel-blog, TV, radio, news papers, etc.), education (both graduate and post graduate courses), and serious publications in (inter)national journals and books.

If you rather listen than read, please go to: Podcast (28 minutes, 25 Mb) On September 27 2006, during the Cyberweek Colin Rule interviewed on my research in Online Dispute Resolution

Ph.D and master students
Second Life/MMORPG-page (including impression from classes and radio interviews)
See postings on JUREL, a Blog on Law and Internet (virtual worlds, e-commerce, etc.)

FLITS - Flash IT & Law Series (5-7 PM meetings organized at least twice a year)

Some of my papers: 

Some radio streams, cf. Dutch judiciary (December 2012) a communication to the public (internet public can be divided, in an expected audience and uninvited guests - no longer the principle holds that anything put on the internet can reach the whole word....), curious whether BUMA will ask me to license:

Book publications (see also recent publications, older and my DiaLaw page)

Lodder-Oskamp IT for LawyersElektronische handtekeningen,
          Lodder, Dumortier, Lodderspam rapport2004 - IT
          support judiciary2003
          Jurisprudentie Internetrecht2002-
          eDirectives2002 en 1999 - IT voor
          juristen2001 1999 -DiaLaw

Jan Peter Bergfeld is op 10 juni 2003 gepromoveerd (Validatie en de bijstandswet)


In de binnenkort te verschijnen Internetrechtbundel staan veel recente, interessante uitspraken, onder andere over online gokken.
Eind februari heeft Minister Donner aanbieders gemaand LINKS naar online goksites (zoals startpagina) te verwijderen.
Zou ook het verwijzen naar doorverwijzers (bijvoorbeeld: Casinocity) worden verboden?
Over Amerikaanse Gokwet, BNR 2 oktober 2006

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  • Dossier online geschillenoplossing Computerrecht 2001-5

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