Editorial, Papers from Bileta 25th Anniversary Conference 2010

Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna Faculty of Law

Welcome to this issue of the European Journal of Law and Technology. As a guest editor, I am grateful to EJLT for offering this opportunity to publish papers which were developed from the BILETA 25th Anniversary Conference which took place at the Faculty of Law in the University of Vienna from 28 to 30 March 2010. All abstracts were published in an electronic newsletter [1] and distributed as a hard copy at the conference. Authors were given the opportunity to revise their work after the conference and submit for peer review. These are the papers which have come through this process. No doubt there will be more papers from the conference appearing in the future as authors use the feedback which always comes from participating at Bileta's annual meeting.

Network neutrality is one of the leading principles of the Internet. Mobility will be a major element of the future internet. Directive 2009/140/EC contains a Declaration on Net Neutrality laying out the principle of openness and net neutrality. Reality relies strongly on the implementation of the Member States, the monitoring of the Commission and the self-regulation approach of the mobile network operators. Chris Marsden's article entitled European Law and Regulation of Mobile Net Neutrality provides an analysis of the mobile regulation in Europe and the United States.

Fair use and copyright remains an open issue. Richard Jones' contribution on Intellectual Property Reform for the Internet Generation. An Accident Waiting to Happen strongly argues for a reform providing more clarity for users and innovators. Maria Daphne Papadopoulou rightly points out in here article entitled Copyright Limitations and Exceptions in E-Education Environment that EU Member States have largely failed to use possible exceptions for a fair reuse in e-learning. Nick Scharf's contribution on Digital Rights Management and Fair Use fears the end of fair use as DRMs create a right of access not subject to fair use restrictions.

The recent malware attack on Iran has energized the ongoing discussion on appropriate rules in a cyberwar. The contribution of Pauline C. Reich, Stuart Weinstein, Charles Wild & Allan S. Cabanlong entitled Cyber Warfare: A Review of Theories, Law, Policies, Actual Incidents and the Dilemma of Anonymity provides an analysis of this dark site of cyberspace.

IT for teaching should take into account new ontological structures of knowledge representation. Daniela Tiscornia and Piercarlo Rossi argue for a stronger use of ICT for Networking Research and Education Communities all around Europe: Towards an Ontology-based Model for a Collaborative Platform of European Law .

As always I am grateful to reviewers for their help and support in the reviewing process. In particular, I would like to thank Philip Leith, Abdul Paliwala, Judith Rauhofer, Burkhard Schafer, and Sefton Bloxham for acting as an editorial team for this issue.