Computers and the Law: An Introduction to Basic Legal Principles and Their Application in Cyberspace

Computers and the Law: An Introduction to Basic Legal Principles and Their Application in Cyberspace

by Robert Dunne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521886503

ISBN-13: 9780521886505

Pub. Date: 05/29/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Computers and the Law provides readers with an introduction to the legal issues associated with computing – particularly in the massively networked context of the Internet. Assuming no previous knowledge of the law or any special knowledge of programming or computer science, this textbook offers undergraduates of all disciplines and professionals in the

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Overview

Computers and the Law provides readers with an introduction to the legal issues associated with computing – particularly in the massively networked context of the Internet. Assuming no previous knowledge of the law or any special knowledge of programming or computer science, this textbook offers undergraduates of all disciplines and professionals in the computing industry an understanding of basic legal principles and an awareness of the peculiarities associated with legal issues in cyberspace. This book introduces readers to the fundamental workings of the law in physical space and suggests the opportunity to create new types of laws with nontraditional goals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521886505
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/29/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. The common law and statutory law; 2. Contracts; 3. Torts introduction; 4. Defamation; 5. Third-party liability; 6. Copyrights; 7. Trade secrets; 8. Trademarks; 9. The right of privacy; 10. E-mail; 11. The right of publicity; 12. Constitutional law; 13. Pornography and obscenity; 14. Advertising and spam; 15. Jurisdiction.

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