The Institute for Information Law (Instituut voor Informatierecht) (IViR) is affiliated with the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. It was officially established in 1989, is one of the largest research centers in the field of information law in the world. The Institute conducts research in a variety of legal areas, incuding: intellectual property law, patents, telecommunications and broadcasting regulation, media law, Internet regulation, advertising law, domain names, freedom of expression, privacy, digital consumer issues and commercial speech.