Cross-Departmental Projects

Rethinking Digital Media Regulation

Heads of project: J. Rinceanu, R. Ste­phen­son, P. Granata, F. Zufall
The Internet and social media have triggered a radical shift in our digital media environment. Discourse production in society has moved onto a new medium and changed its structure and dy­namic. The most fundamental features of this new environment have been, first, a shift from… more

The Dynamics of Recidivism

Heads of project: Tatjana Hörnle, Carina Tetal
As digitalization has made it easier to produce, copy, and distribute images, the number of convictions for posses­sion and distribution of child abuse images and videos (in legal terminology: child pornography offenses) has risen steeply. The increasing severity of criminal sanctions targeting child… more

Triage in Pandemics: Legal and Ethical Perspectives

Heads of project: T. Hörnle, R. Poscher, St. Huster
During the Covid-19 pandemic, numerous countries have experienced a scarcity of life-saving resources, including equipment (i.e., ventilators) and free space in intensive care units. Such situations raise difficult ethical and legal questions. Which criteria should be applied to select the patients… more

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