Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law (ITM) – Civil Law Department
The ITM is the leading Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law in Germany. The Institute’s work aims at exploring the legal framework and underlying policies of the information society with a particular focus on “information” as an economic and cultural good. The Institute emphasises the importance of interdisciplinary work since a proper understanding of technological or economic backgrounds is a prerequisite for successful regulation. Many activities are carried out in close cooperation with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Münster. In 2002, the ITM was appointed the Competence Centre in Information, Telecommunication and Media Law for North Rhine-Westphalia. Dr. Thomas Hoeren is a professor of civil law at the University of Münster and has been the director of the ITM since 1997. Due to international projects such as TIMBUS Prof. Hoeren has become recognised as a specialist in information law throughout Europe.
Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law (ITM) – Civil Law Department is ERCIS member since 2004.
Information Law; Telecommunication Law; Media Law; Informatics in the Legal Profession