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Conclusion: The Law of Global Digitality: Findings and Future Research

Author: Kettemann, M. C., & Peukert, A.
Published in: Kettemann, M. C., Peukert, A., Spiecker gen. Döhmann, I. (Eds.), The Law of Global Digitality, 1 (pp. 251-255). London, UK: Routledge.
Year: 2022
Type: Book contributions and chapters
DOI: 10.4324/9781003283881-17

This article concludes the collection The Law of Global Digitality. It recalls the distinctive feature of the book, the assembly of studies of six different areas of digital law, namely intellectual property (IP), data protection/privacy, consumer contracts, media law, financial market regulation, and criminal law. The aim of this approach was to identify structural regulatory patterns that occur across all fields. The following review of the contributions confirms the fruitfulness of this approach. The book reveals that the number of specifically digital and global phenomena, which raise unique regulatory questions, is increasing, and that the applicable digital law is characterised by private ordering, transnational standardisation, economisation but at the same time by persistent and possibly deepening legal fragmentation. The article ends with suggestions for future research as regards both concrete questions of digital law and of overarching theoretical issues.

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