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On the 30th and 31st of October 2008, the 9th International Conference "Law via the Internet" has been hosted in Florence, organized by the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques of the Italian National Research Council (ITTIG-CNR), acting as a member of the Legal Information Institutes network (LIIs).  About 300 participants have attended the Conference, coming from 39 countries of the 5 continents.
It was a great honour and privilege for ITTIG to host the Conference, the first edition of which took place in Sidney in 1997. This first edition was followed by others that always involved experts from all over the world, who focused their attention on some of the most emerging problems related to new technologies and law.

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The evolution of the use of information and data transmission-technologies in the legal field has played an important role for the development of methods of creation and access to legal data.
Taken this as a well-established basis, the Conference to be held in Florence intends to focus on "digital legal information", analyzing its aspects in the light of the idea of freedom of digital legal culture and knowledge and of the technological progress that is shaping law.
Within this interaction of technological progress and law, free access to information is only the first, but fundamental step.
Quality is necessarily connected to the topic of access to information, since it ensures that the information is complete, reliable and clear.
Therefore, the full knowledge of quality legal information makes it possible to citizens to exercise in a conscious and effective way the rights and safeguarding rules set by the judicial system.
In this way, the use of new technologies becomes an irreplaceable tool of democracy for the citizen of the e-society.
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  • Free access to law: the situation in different geographic areas
  • Legal aspects concerning management, creation and filing of digital information
  • Legal blogs and wikis
  • Open legal archives
  • Quality of legal information available on the web
  • Right to legal information as a fundamental right
  • Semantic tools for the access to legal information
  • Information technology used in the process of creating rules
  • Open source in the field of law
  • Computerization of justice
  • Recent developments and trends in online legislation, case law and doctrine
  • Development of open technical standards