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Computer Law / Edition 7

Computer Law / Edition 7

by Chris Reed


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ISBN-13: 9780199696468
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/20/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Chris Reed is Professor of Electronic Commerce Law at the Institute of Computer and Communications Law and Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. John Angel is a solicitor and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Computer and Communications Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Before his retirement, he was head of online legal services at Clifford Chance. He is also the Consultant Editor of Electronic Business Law.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Chris Reed:
what is computer law? common themes
software technology
electronic transactions. Part 1 Hardware contracts, Chris Reed:
the user requirements specification
sales and leases
delivery and payment
transfer of ownership and risk
the seller's obligations
the buyer's remedies
the seller's remedies
exclusion clauses
maintenance agreements
system supply contracts. Part 2 Software contracts, Graham Smith:
the software licence
principal commercial terms
exclusion and limitation of liability
source-code escrow
shrink-wrap licensing
pespoke software
software maintenance. Part 3 Liability, Chris Reed:
contractual liability
exclusion clauses
strict liability - the Consumer Protection Act 1987
negligence. Part 4 Copyright, Christopher Millard:
in what can copyright subsist?
ownership and duration of copyright
infringement of copyright
scope of protection for computer programs and data
moral rights
civil remedies, criminal sanctions and procedural matters. Part 5 Patent protection for computer-related inventions, Tim Press:
overview of the patent system
patents for computer-related inventions in detail
other aspects of patent law
why exclude anything from patentability
the future. Part 6 Design right and semiconductor-chip protection, Robert J. Hart and Chris Reed:
design right
semiconductor-chip protection
the WIPO Treaty. Part 7 Protecting confidential information, Allison Coleman:
the civil action for breach of confidence
the special problem ofconfidential information acquired by improper means
the criminal law. Part 8 Computer crime, Ian J. Lloyd and Moira J. Simpson:
crime in cyberspace
classifications of computer crime
computer fraud
damage to data or programs
theft of information
the reports of the Law Commission
international developments
the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Part 9 Evidence, Michael Silverleaf. Part 10 Electronic data interchange, Chris Reed. Part 11 Data protection, Ian Walden. Part 12 EC computer law, Tim Cowen. (Part contents)

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