Good books deserve to be read. This is especially true in the digital age. Precisely due to the easy availability of information in legal databases, there is a danger that readers will no longer seek out the printed book.

This is all the more true if obtaining it involves long trips to the library, waiting times for orders and financial costs. But those who only publish on the internet are often not perceived as relevant or have to pay high Open Access fees.

With the Trier Studies on Digital Law, we therefore want to contribute to our goal of a society-oriented science that is as freely accessible as possible. By way of Diamond Open Access, we offer with the series a platform to share scholarly writings in the field of digital law with a broad audience.

Trier Studies on Digital Law are characterised by four guiding principles:

With our publication model, we thus assure compliance with quality standards and enable both authors and readers to participate in the scientific discourse without having to make considerable financial contributions or to resort to public funding.

The Trier Studies on Digital Law are published by the Verein für Recht und Digitalisierung, a non-profit association dedicated to support the IRDT, the Institute for Digital Law Trier.

  • Digitale Resilienz: Effektives Recht auf sichere Software

    Band 3 unserer Open Access Schriftenreihe "Schriften des IRDT" ist erschienen. Er enthält den Tagungsband zu unserer Konferenz "Digitale Resilienz: Effektives Recht auf sichere Software?". [...]

  • Open Access am IRDT: Ein Jahresrückblick

    Ein weiteres erfolgreiches Jahr mit Open Access am IRDT, das heißt freier und kostenloser Zugang zu wissenschaftlichen Publikationen für alle Interessierten weltweit, liegt hinter uns. Diese Gelegenheit möchten wir nutzen, um auf unsere Veröffentlichungen und die Einführung eine neuen Diamond Open Access-Reihe zurückzublicken. [...]

  • Urheberrechte in der digitalen Schule, Carina Mäs

    Band 2 unserer Open Access Schriftenreihe "Schriften des IRDT" ist erschienen. Er enthält die Dissertationsschrift von Dr. Carina Mäs mit dem Titel "Urheberrechte in der digitalen Schule: Die neuen urheberrechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen im Praxistest". [...]

  • Content Regulation in the European Union: The Digital Services Act

    The first volume of our Open Access publication series "Trier Studies on Digital Law" is now available. It contains the proceedings of our international conference held last October: "Content Regulation in the European Union: Hate Speech, Fake News & Co".


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