Law And The Internet / Edition 2

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Following the very successful publication of Law and the Internet, the same editorial team have assembled a team of specialist authors to write about those aspects of law which are of special importance to the burgeoning arena of electronic commerce.
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In this update of the 1997 edition, (Hart), 14 papers examine Internet law as a hybrid of such traditional legal areas as intellectual property law, commercial law, and contract law. Following an introduction to the Internet for lawyers, UK contributors address e-commerce issues, intellectual property, and content liability. Includes tables of cases and legislation, and year 2000 directives of the European Parliament and Council. Edwards and Waelde are both with the School of Law at the U. of Edinburgh. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841131412
  • Publisher: Hart Publishing (UK)
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Cases xi
Table of Legislation xxiii
List of Contributors xxxv
1. The Internet--An Introduction For Lawyers 1
Part 1 E-commerce issues
2. Entering Into Contracts Electronically: The Real W.W.W. 17
3. Secrecy and Signatures--Turning the Legal Spotlight on Encryption and Electronic Signatures 37
4. Payment in an On-Line World 55
5. Data Privacy in Cyberspace: Not National vs. International but Commercial vs. Individual 79
Part 2 Intellectual Property
6. The Domain Name System 125
7. Trade Marks and Domain Names: There's a Lot in a Name 133
8. Trademarks--other Internet issues 171
9. Copyright and the Internet 181
10. Private International Law Aspects of IP--Internet Disputes 225
Part 3 Content Liability
11. Defamation and the Internet 249
12. Pornography and the Internet 275
13. Canning the Spam: Is There a Case for Legal Control of Junk Electronic Mail? 309
14. Legal Regulation of Telecommunications: The Impact on Internet Services 331
Appendix I Directive 2000/81EC 343
Appendix II Directive SN/2696/00 (PI) 367
Index 387
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