This chapter introduces the volume with a discussion of computer law and human law. Instead of referring to the common meaning of computer law as a field of private or public law that aims to regulate human actions that involve computing systems, this chapter introduces the idea of a law that effectively rules the interactions of non-human actors. This raises a number of questions concerning the meaning of law, human law and the comparative perspective that is at stake in this volume.

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Hildebrandt, M. (2013). Prefatory remarks on Human Law and Computer Law. In Human Law and Computer Law: Comparative Perspectives (pp. 1–9). doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6314-2_0