The new podcast series on IT Law by Prof. Hoeren deals with legal pitfalls concerning IT ventures in general. Issues to be discussed inter alia are the legal protection of product ideas and legal questions on the development and the distribution of software.

J!Cast: Is the right of access under the GDPR unlimited?

In this new episode of the ITM Podcast, research assistants Owen Mc Grath and Nicolas John talk about the right of access for data subjects as set out in Article 15 of the GDPR and the possibility for data controllers to restrict or refuse access. With the help of the central data subject right of… Read more »

Podcast: Privacy law and videoconferencing

  In this new podcast, Maximilian Wellmann and Nicolas John (ITM research assistants) talk about the data protection requirements for the controller when selecting, setting up and using video conferencing tools. Because at the latest since the Corona crisis, many companies have had to switch their communication to digital channels. In doing so, data protection… Read more »

Podcast: Discrimination by algorithmic systems

This new podcast in the ITM series J!Cast deals with discrimination by algorithmic systems. Johannes Kevekordes (research assistant) of the BMBF-funded project GOAL (Governance of/ by Algorithms) is interviewed by Matthias Haag. The podcast gives an overview of the problems of discrimination by algorithms. Further information on GOAL can be found on the GOAL website… Read more »

Podcast: IT Law – Volume 01

The first volume of the podcast series on IT law focuses on how a software idea can be legally protected. In particular, Prof. Hoeren explains the protection afforded by §§ 17, 18 UWG and the new European Directive on the Protection of Trade Secrets and sets out the requirements for confidentiality agreements (NDA). Download

Podcast: IT Law – Volume 02

In the second volume of the podcast series on IT law, the subject of discussion is the legal protection of software. Prof. Hoeren outlines the requirements laid down by the German Patent Act, the German Trade Mark Act and the German Act on the Legal Protection of Design. Moreover he comments on the protection offered… Read more »

Podcast: IT Law – Volume 03

The third volume of the podcast series on IT law provides an insight into  how to prepare the sales of software. The focus is on contractual agreements regarding exploitation rights and on the legal consequences of missing contractual agreements. Download

Podcast: IT Law – Volume 04

In the fourth volume of the podcast series on IT law, Prof. Hoeren describes the structure of software assignment agreements in terms of formalities and content. He concentrates on their legal nature and evaluates typical contract terms from a legal perspective. Download