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IDP Journal

IDP. The Internet, Law and Politics (Internet, Derecho y Política) journal aims to be a platform for reflection and discussion on the content and extent of the changes that the information and communication technologies –in particular, the phenomenon of the Internet– bring to the fields of law, politics and public administration: e-democracy, personal data processing, Internet provider responsibility, intellectual property and the freedom of speech on the Web, e-administration, the new forms of political participation, and consumer protection on the Internet are some of the issues addressed in magazine contributions. Magazine content ranges from theoretical reflection to specific experiences in these fields.

The journal is promoted by the faculty of the UOC's Faculty of Law and Political Science –their research focusing primarily on analysing the impact technological developments are having on the legal, political, and public administration fields– and is open to legal and political scholars and professionals who want to contribute.

Each issue of IDP. Journal on Internet, Law and Politics includes a featured topic, analysis articles, a review section (on research, recent publications, conferences, etc.) and a section commenting on new legislation.

Iss. 7

Issue number 7 publishes the papers presented at the Fourth Internet, Law and Politics Conference by Mónica Ariño, Ismael Peña, Roc Fages, F. Xavier Peytibi, José A. Rodríguez and Antoni Guitiérrez-Rubí. The dossier deals with the impact of the web 2.0 in the fields of law and politics. The issue also includes the activity chronicles of the UOC Law and Political Science Department and articles by Agustí Cerrillo, Jesús García and Ana Cárcaba, Mònica Vilasau and José Manuel Robles. The issue ends with legislative news.

Iss. 6

Issue number 6 offers the dossier on Electronic Democracy, the articles in which tackle the key issues in this field, such as participation, discussion and the use of ICT by political parties. The reviews offer synopses of symposia, conferences and congresses on politics and ICT and the Free Public Electronic Access to Public Services Law. Óscar del Álamo picks the bones of the prophecies about the Intelligent Administration. Issue 6 closes with legislative news.

Iss. 5

Issue number 5 publishes the papers presented at the Third Internet, Law and Politics Conference by Miquel Peguera, Pablo Lucas Murillo de la Cueva, Yves Poullet (with the collaboration of Jean Marc-Dinant), Ricard Martínez, Antonio López, Maite Casado, and the presentations by Elisenda Bru and Isabel García. The dossier deals with the fields of intermediary liability, data protection and internet security. The issue also includes the activity chronicles of the UOC Law and Political Science Department and the review of a study into e-government in cities. The issue ends with legislative news.

Iss. 4

The central theme of issue 4 is e-justice with a number of works relating to the implementation of information, communication and knowledge technologies. Coordinated by Pere Fabra, the dossier includes contributions by Agustí Cerrillo, Núria Clèries and Ana María Delgado and Rafael Oliver. In the miscellany of articles, Lluís Mauri, Eben Moglen and Josep M. Reniu reflect on the management of the Local Administration, intellectual property and e-voting, respectively.

Iss. 3

The dossier on the Second Conference on Internet, Law and Politics: analysis and perspectives includes the papers by Amadeu Abril, Benjamin R. Barber, Clelia Colombo, Erick Iriarte and Stefano Rodotà. The articles section includes a critique of cyber-optimism from the rational choice theory (A.S. Cardenal and A. Batlle), the analysis of the illegal uses and forgeries of bank cards (L.R. Ruiz) and the conflict between security and privacy in Directive 2006/24/CE on the preservation of transit data in electronic communications (M. Vilasau).

Iss. 2

The transformations of law and politics in the information society are the central theme of the dossier, which includes the papers presented at the first conference on the internet, law and politics. The articles section offers contributions by Albert Agustinoy, Ana María Delgado and Rafael Oliver, and Raquel Xalabarder. The academic activities block includes a review of the book entitled La Democràcia Electrònica, the conference on the reuse of information and the criminal risks of online banking and, finally, the new tax collection regulations.

Iss. 1

This issue includes articles by Rosa Borge and Agustí Cerrillo and reviews by Joan Barata, Ana M. Delgado, Raquel Xalabarder and Rafael Oliver. The dossier on Copyright and royalties: international convergence in a digital world? was coordinated by Professor Raquel Xalabarder and includes an article by Agustín González and two round tables. The first features the participation of Juan José Marín, José Carlos Erdozaín and Agustín González; while the second includes the opinions of María Martín Prat, Marta Malmierca and Javier Ramírez.