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Ed. Tech. Law 2019 : Applying Internet Laws and Regulations to Educational Technology


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Abstract Registration Due Jan 10, 2019
Submission Deadline May 10, 2019
Notification Due Aug 19, 2019
Final Version Due Sep 2, 2019

Call For Papers

Applying Internet Laws and Regulations to Educational Technology
Editor: Bruce L. Mann

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words before January 10, 2019. Your proposal should include your purpose in writing a chapter for a book with the title “Applying Internet Laws and Regulations to Educational Technology”. Proposals should be either: critical of outdated or ill-conceived law affecting educational interests; or comparative (e.g., how legislation is applied in different jurisdictions). The main criterion for acceptance is a clear connection for a lay reader between: “technology”, “law”, and “education”. The primary readership will be non-lawyers (e.g., college and university professors, medical educators, school teachers, instructional designers, computing educators, administrators, and librarians). Law educators and students may also find some of readings of interest.

Proposals are typically 1-2 pages, and include elements such as:
• An abstract
• A description of the chapter’s central argument including an explanation of how the proposed chapter will align with the book’s objective and help to fulfill the purpose of the book
• A description of the research or professional foundations of the chapter
• 3-5 key words/phrases

All proposals should be submitted through the “eEditorial Discovery” online submission manager. There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts will be considered on a double-blind peer review editorial process. You will be notified about the status of your proposal by February 9, 2019. Contributors may be asked to serve as reviewers.

Important Dates

1. Proposal submission deadline - Jan 10, 2019
2. Review results due to authors - Feb 9, 2019
3. Full chapter submission - May 10, 2019
4. Review results due to authors - Jul 8, 2019
5. Revisions due from authors - Aug 5, 2019
6. Final acceptance/rejection notification due to authors - Aug 19, 2019
7. All final accepted materials due from authors - Sep 2, 2019


Full chapters must be submitted by May 10, 2014. Full chapter length can range between 3500-5000 words. Whereas the suggested format is APA, footnotes or endnotes can be included for emphasis in “Blue Book” or “McGill Guide” legal style. Define your terms, especially legal terms for the lay reader. Determine the over-arching rule or legal principle from several cases that may apply to the event. Prior to submission, authors should consult the publisher’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at Chapters will be organized in three parts:

• Part I. Computer as an Instrument of Crime By or Against Students or Teachers. Cybervicitimization, defamation, copyfraud, cybersquatting, domain name kiting, sexual or aggressive solicitation, 419 scams, anti-SLAPP suits and denigration, SPAM.

• Part II. Computer as the Subject of Crime By or Against Students or Teachers. The content could focus on recent attributes (i.e., features, modes) of a technology causing or is likely to cause, harm to students and teachers, and how different jurisdictions might handle the case. Digital Forensics, Digital Lock Circumvention, Copybots, Lawful Surveillance Of Students And Teachers, Lawful Trojans.

• Part III. Teaching Technology Law: To Law Students, to Non-Law Students.

If writing a law chapter is a new challenge for you, consider these suggestions.

• Your chapter can focus on an issue in law from current events or a recent court case that features technology and teachers, children or higher education staff or students, EITHER as an instrument of crime or as the subject of crime that does (or could) apply to teachers or students.

• You can apply a critical approach to relevant laws, acts, policies, statutes, findings, arguing both sides. Or your chapter can compare court decisions in different jurisdictions, for example: Yahoo! Inc. v. LICRA and UEJF, January 12, 2006. Your chapter can include natural law vs. positivist perspectives on a current issue or event.

• Make a provocative title. You can include a table in the text for categorizing or comparing some legal issue in a website or service (EULA's, Privacy Policies, etc.). You can check possible titles with me at

Email Inquiries

Bruce L. Mann, Editor
Applying Internet Laws and Regulations to Educational Technology

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