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Stefan Heilmann, LL.B. was a student assistant at the Hans-Bredow-Institut for two years and worked as a research assistant at the institute's department of “Media and Telecommunications Law” from June 2006 until the end of 2011.
The exchange of knowledge about regulatory approaches and new forms of regulation are the focus of the project "Intellectual Property Rights in the New Media Environment".
The Hans-Bredow-Institut analyses problems of media concentration as well as general constraints on private broadcasting providers according to broadcasting law.
The Hans-Bredow-Institut deals with questions of content regulation in the context of new developments in the media order, such as the new media reform, in Thailand.
In a contribution for the European Audiovisual Observatory, the various functional levels of egal concept of “editorial responsibility” are being elucidated as well as criteria for determining when editorial responsibility, in the sense of the European Directive on Audiovisual Media Serv...
A doctoral thesis project about the challenges of user-generated content for German Internet law.
Digital games and online worlds are socially relevant in many respects. They offer the opportunity to compete against other people, but also to interact and communicate with them. Increasingly penetrating our everyday life, they influence our perception of reality.
Study for the European Commision department Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, on fields of application for new instruments of regulation
An initiative to connect international experts on media and communication law.
The Hans-Bredow-Institut examines new forms of media regulation
Schulz, W.; Heilmann, S. (2009): Reales Recht und virtuelle
Welten [Real Law and Virtual Worlds]. Berlin (pdf-file).
Heilmann, S.; Held, T.; Schulz, W.
(2008): Chapters “Einleitung”, “Rundfunkrechtliche Vorgaben”,
“Schlussfolgerungen und Entwicklungspotenziale” [Introduction, Requirements of Broadcasting Law, Conclusions and Development Potential]. In: Schulz, W.;
Kaserer, C.; Trappel, J. (eds.), Finanzinvest...
Heilmann, S.; Held, T.; Mittermeier, M.; Schulz, W. (2008): Chapter "Rundfunkrechtliche Würdigung” [Evaluation According to
Broacasting Law]. In: Schulz, W.; Kaserer, C.; Trappel, J. (eds.),
Finanzinvestoren im Medienbereich [Financial Investors in the Media Sector]. Gutachten im Auftrag de...
Schulz, W.; Heilmann, S. (2008): Editorial Responsibility - Notes on a Key Concept in the Regulation of Audiovisual Media Services. IRIS special. Strasbourg (also in
German and French) (outline available online).
"Social Media Platforms - A Test Case for Finding Adequate Legal Frameworks for New Intermediaries", lecture by W. Schulz and S. Heilmann at the workshop "Intellectual Property Rights in the New Media" at the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development of The Chinese University of Hong...
"The Enquete Commission's Report on Copyright Policy", presentation by S. Heilmann at the final workshop for the Co-Reach project "Intellectual Property Rights in the New Media Environment" at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) on 18 October 2011 in Beijing.
“Incentive-Based Media Content Regulation”, lecture by S. Heilmann on 17 October 2011 at the Communication University of China in Beijing.
"Co-Regulation as a Tool of Information Governance - Findings and Developments", lecture by S. Heilmann at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on 21 April 2011.
"Future Roles for Public Service Broadcasters - the German Experience", lecture by S. Heilmann at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Sydney on 23 March 2010.
"Journalistic-Editorial - an Adventure Playground for Statutory Interpretation", presentation by S. Heilmann at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) in Brisbane on 18 February 2010.
"Social Media Governance", lecture by W. Schulz and S. Heilmann at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) on 17 February 2010 in Brisbane.
"The Role of the Media in the German Election Process",
lecture by W. Schulz and S. Heilmann at the seminar "The Role of Media in Election Campaigns", organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Office of the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) in Bangkok on 23 November 2009.
"Regulation and Licensing: Insights from Overseas Experience for Thai Community Radio",
presentation by W. Schulz and S. Heilmann at the seminar "Creating an enabling regulatory framework for community radio" at the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in Bangkok on 20 November 2009.
"Copyright in a Digital Environment – Governance Perspective",
presentation by W. Schulz and S. Heilmann at the Workshop "Intellectual
Rights in the New Media Environment" at the Chinese
Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Beijing on 13 November 2009.
"Media Privileges in Data Protection Law and User-Generated Content",
presentation by S. Heilmann at the 3rd PrivacyOS conference in Vienna on 29
Policies in a Converging Media Environment – the German Example", presentation by W. Schulz and S. Heilmann at the seminar "Convergent Media and Broadcast Policy: Case Studies of Germany and
of the National Telecommunications Commission of Thailand at C...
a Study Conducted by FES Thailand and Further Recommendations" at the workshop "Media Reform in the Current Political Situation" of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
in Bangkok on 14 August 2008.
"Self-Regulation as a Regulatory Alternative", lecture by W. Schulz and S. Heilmann in the context of the Summer School on European Information Law 2011 in Reichenau/Rax on 1 August 2011.
"Data Protection and Consumer Protection Online", lecture by S. Heilmann and M. Lose at the Summer School on European Information Law 2011 in Reichenau/Rax on 2 August 2011.
"Information Access and Copyrights: Search Engines as an Example for New Challenges for Copyright Law", lecture by S. Heilmann at the University of Nanjing and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in the context of the Co-Reach IPRNME Summer School 2010.
Tutorial in case revision course "Information and Communication Law" at the Faculty of Law
at the University
of Hamburg, winter
semesters 2008/2009, 2007/2008 and summer semester 2008.
Tutorial "Private and Commercial Law" in the B.Sc. programme in Business Studies at the University of Hamburg, winter semester 2007/08.
Tutorial "Economy and Constitution" in the B.Sc. programme in Business Studies at the University of Hamburg,
summer semester 2008.
Tutorial "Company Law", in the B.Sc. programme in Business Studies at the University of Hamburg, summer semesters 2007 and 2008.
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