Blank Sheet

For the future

... offers legal essays on emerging technologies – before they

are hyped.

 

Nothing is less interesting than a legal analysis of a hype technology. Artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain, to name just a few, would be extremely interesting topics. But they have already been legally examined so often that this mesh of doctrines hardly leaves any room for creativity. Therefore, the Sheets take a different approach: they analyze new technologies – before they are hyped.

 

However, these new technologies are often still at the beginning of their development phase, so that they have only been developed in principle and their more precise design will be revealed in the further course of development. The Sheets cannot and do not want to offer a well-founded analysis of an immature technology. Rather, they are limited to the fundamental questions raised by a new technology, which – should there be any hype at all – will probably only gain greater legal significance in the future.

 

The fact that the course of the future is still open also gives the website “Blank Sheet“ its name. Like a white Sheet, the future is still unwritten, but its forms are sketched and refined every day until the Sheet crumbles into a pile of ashes – or produces a colorful masterpiece.

This is a Sheet

 

Sheets are essays in which technological innovations are legally assessed. However, because thoughts are free, the Sheets should be too: While the legal analysis of technologies is primarily addressed in the Sheets, other topics may be discussed as well. Currently, all Sheets are written in German. 

 

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Author

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Date of publication

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Time required to reach the productivity plateau (see Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies)

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Key terms

Short introduction

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What are Sheets?

 

Sheets are essays in which technological innovations are legally assessed. However, because thoughts are free, the Sheets should be too: While the legal analysis of technologies is primarily addressed in the Sheets, other topics may be discussed as well. Currently, all Sheets are written in German. 

 

 

 

Work in progress ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. ?

July 5, 2020

 

4D printing

 

 

4D printing enables multifaceted transformations of the printed product. Can copyright law adequately capture this disruptive technology?

 

Zifferblatt mit Menschen

No. 2

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No. 1

February 12, 2020

 

Decentralized Web

 

 

The decentralized web grants the data owner extensive data autonomy. How does this affect competition law, copyright law and, in particular, data protection law?