Internet and the Law: Technology, Society, and Compromises

Internet and the Law: Technology, Society, and Compromises

by Aaron Schwabach
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851097317

ISBN-13: 9781851097319

Pub. Date: 11/15/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The law is ponderous and slow. The Internet is nimble and fast. This encyclopedia examines legal issues surrounding the Internet and computers, and details the state of the law as it struggles to keep up with new developments. Written by a law professor for a general audience, the book is both a complete resource on this high-interest area of the law and a primer on…  See more details below

Overview

The law is ponderous and slow. The Internet is nimble and fast. This encyclopedia examines legal issues surrounding the Internet and computers, and details the state of the law as it struggles to keep up with new developments. Written by a law professor for a general audience, the book is both a complete resource on this high-interest area of the law and a primer on legal research and law in general.

The Internet is a communication medium, a do-it-yourself publishing house, and a source of information on everything. It is also subject to abuse by rogues, spammers, and terrorists. The law must balance the rights of Internet users against the excesses of abusers. It must find ways to regulate, and protect rights in, new technology. Internet and the Law is an accessible and comprehensive resource for information on the Internet and the rapidly developing body of law regulating it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851097319
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Pages:
395
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction: Law and the Internet-A Historical Overviewxiii
Chronology: Key Events in the Development of Computer and Internet Lawxvii
How to Use This Encyclopediaxxv
Table of Abbreviationsxxxiii
Abandonware1
Activism and Advocacy Groups2
Advanced Access Content System5
Advertising6
Adware and Spyware10
Analog Recording12
Anonymity13
Audio Home Recording Act15
Backup Copies17
Berne Convention18
Broadband23
Budapest Open Access Initiative25
Business Methods Patent26
Cable29
Censorship30
Certificate34
Child Online Protection Act34
Child Pornography37
Children's Internet Protection Act38
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act40
Choice of Law41
Class Action43
Clickwrap Agreement44
.com45
Communications Decency Act45
Computer Program47
Constitutional Law48
Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act49
Content Industry50
Contracts52
Cookies53
Copyright53
Copyright Infringement58
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit62
Cyber-62
Cyberlaw63
Cyberpunk64
Cyberspace65
Cybersquatting67
Data Haven71
Data Mining73
Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace75
DeCSS77
Defamation80
Denial-of-Service Attack83
Derivative Works85
Digital Audio Works87
Digital Divide87
Digital Millennium Copyright Act89
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title I90
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title II99
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title III103
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title IV104
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title V107
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act107
Digital Rights Management108
Doctrine of Equivalents112
Domain Name Registration113
DoubleClick116
E-books119
E-commerce122
Encryption123
Enforcement127
Fair Use (Copyright)133
Fair Use (Trademark)136
Federal Communications Commission138
Federal Trade Commission139
File-Sharing140
Firewall151
First Amendment152
First Sale155
French Yahoo! Case157
Gambling161
Hacking165
Identity Theft169
Indecency172
INDUCE Act174
Intellectual Property176
International Copyright Protection178
International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations182
International Patent Protection183
International Trademark Protection185
Internet186
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers187
Internet Service Providers189
Jurisdiction197
KaZaA199
Look and Feel203
Macrovision207
Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol208
Malware209
Menu Command Hierarchy211
Metatags212
Microsoft Antitrust Litigation214
Moral Rights216
MP3218
No Electronic Theft Act221
Obscenity223
Open-Source225
P2P227
Paris Convention229
Patent230
Patent Cooperation Treaty232
Phishing233
Phreaking235
Piracy236
Pornography238
Privacy242
Project Gutenberg246
Prosecution History Estoppel247
Protecting Intellectual Rights against Theft and Expropriation Act248
Public Domain249
Public Domain Enhancement Act251
Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments255
Recording Industry Association of America256
Search Engine259
Semiconductor Manufacturing Mask Work Registrations266
Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act268
Spam272
Steganography277
Taxation279
Trade Secret281
Trademark282
Trademark Dilution285
Trademark Infringement287
Trademark Law Treaty290
TRIPS290
TRIPS (Copyright)291
TRIPS (Industrial Designs and Integrated Circuit Layouts)294
TRIPS (Patent)295
TRIPS (Trade Secrets)295
TRIPS (Trademark)296
Trojan297
Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act299
Universal Copyright Convention300
Virus303
Voluntary Collective License304
Warez307
Web Browser309
WIPO310
WIPO Copyright Treaty314
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty315
World Wide Web317
Worm318
Yahoo!323
Zombie325
Appendix IGlossary327
Appendix IISelected Documents331
Appendix IIITopic Finder365
Appendix IVBibliography371
Appendix VTable of Authorities375
Index383
About the Author395

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