The Laws of the Internet

Author: Clive Gringras
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847668941
Format: PDF, Docs
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The free flow of information and services around the world via the Internet constantly creates new issues and problems, such as rules of jurisdiction and applicable law, and how new products and services should be regulated. The Laws of the Internet is a key legal text covering UK laws relevant to the Internet, including ecommerce, copyright, online contracting, data protection, and content related issues. It approaches this complicated area in a clear and straightforward way while addressing more difficult issues for which there is sometimes no legal history as yet, or, at best, very little. This fourth edition is updated throughout, including specific coverage of: social media and networking * Interflora v Marks & Spencer and other UK keywords case law * new distance selling regime requirements * the impact of changes in data protection legislation * virtual goods. [Subject: Information Technology Law]

Gringras on the Laws of the Internet

Author: Clive Gringras
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN: 9781845922436
Format: PDF
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The long awaited third edition of this comprehensive guide to UK legal issues clarifies the complicated and complex laws of the internet. The coverage includes domain name registration, libel, liability of service providers, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights, plus relevant UK taxation issues. The book includes invaluable legal information on distance selling, financial services, contracting with children, the UK Software Patenting Directive, P2P liability, fraud, and gambling.

The Laws of the Internet

Author: Clive Gringras
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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E-business is a truly international business, crossing jurisdictions & boundaries as widespread as the World Wide Web itself. Jurisdictional laws & rights relating to the Service Provider, the Host & the Internet Side Owner need to be understood & interpreted clearly by all those involved. Laws of the Internet will give you the crucial guidance you need to both UK law & interpretation of matters in other jurisdictions. The new edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of both the Data Protection Act 1998 & the latest proposals to regulate secure electronic commerce in the UK.

Law and the Internet

Author: Lilian Edwards
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 184731712X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the third edition of a successful book which offers students and practitioners an up-to-date overview of developments in Internet law and practice. The editors have once again assembled a team of specialist authors to write about those aspects of Internet law which are of special importance in the global regulation of the Internet and focussed around three principal themes- e-commerce, intellectual property, and privacy, data protection and cyber-crime with, in addition a major contribution on Internet Governance. This edition incorporates for the first time areas such as data protection, privacy and electronic surveillance, cyber crime and cyber security, jurisdiction and dispute resolution online. The sectionon IP contains clear and comprehensive analysis of the many and varied ways in which IP and the internet intersect including open source licenses and the IP problems around search engines. The new edition also takes account of all current cases and legislation, including the draft revised EC Telecoms Package and the Audio Visual Media Services Directive. This book will be essential reading for students, teachers and practitioners interested in Internet law and practice as well as technologists and social scientists. 'The book is easy to read, and...has been well edited...and flows smoothly through the various topics. ...the book provides a worthwhile overview of this developing area of law throughout the world.' Peter Walsh, International Trade Law Annual 'a thorough and stimulating survey. ...a good introduction for lawyers and students approaching Internet and e-commerce law for the first time, and a useful course text.' Brian Hutchinson, The Irish Jurist

Art and Copyright

Author: Simon Stokes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847318967
Format: PDF, Docs
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In recent years the intellectual property protection afforded to works of art has received increased attention from artists, museums, galleries, auction houses, publishers and their professional staff and legal advisers, as well as from those teaching or studying copyright and/or the law of cultural property. This was the first text to examine in detail the intellectual property rights protecting artistic works and artists' rights generally in the United Kingdom. First published in 2001, Art and Copyright has established itself as a leading text in the field. Now revised and updated, the second edition includes expanded coverage of Artist's Resale Right and the relationship between designs law and artistic works, as well as greater coverage of new media and art, and digital developments generally. It also includes additional precedent materials and checklists. It remains an invaluable work for all those involved in art law and for intellectual property lawyers involved with the exploitation and/or sale of artistic works, as well as for intellectual property academics, researchers, law students, curators, publishers, artists, gallery owners and all those interested in how the law protects artistic works.

Copyright Protection of Computer Software in the United Kingdom

Author: Stanley Lai
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847311741
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This work analyses the scope of copyright protection for computer software in the United Kingdom,and examines challenges for the future. The work presents the case for the adoption and application of infringement methodology emanating from the courts in the United States, resulting in a narrower scope of protection than is presently argued for by many UK academics, practitioners and judges alike. The work makes a careful evaluation of the efficacy of the various prevailing tests for infringement of copyright in software and their progenies, suggesting an improved formula and advocating the utility of limiting doctrines to assist in the determination of substantial similarity of particular non-literal software elements, user interfaces and screen display protection. The monograph also contains a detailed study of reverse engineering, copyright defences, permitted acts, database protection and the copyright-contract interface in the context of computer software, not omitting crucial discussions of the internet, digital dissemination and the impact of recent treaty and legislative initiatives on British copyright law. As such it will be an important resource for practitioners, lecturers and students alike.

The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks

Author: Mr Andrew Sparrow
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409458679
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Virtual worlds are the latest manifestation of the internet's inexorable appetite for development. Organisations of all kinds are enthusiastically pursuing the commercial opportunities offered by the growth of this phenomenon. But if you believe that there are no laws which govern internet social networks and virtual worlds this book will persuade you otherwise. There is law, and a good deal of it. Why would there not be? As with many other aspects of the world wide web, this new medium is unregulated and offers many opportunities for companies to damage their reputation, run into a whole host of problems relating to intellectual property, trade marks and copyrights, and compromise the rights of individuals participating within the virtual environment. By reading The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks you will gain a good understanding of the legal issues which govern this expanding and fascinating world – are you ready for the leap from internet plaything to meaningful social and business tool? The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks is an essential reference for advertising and media agencies; television broadcast producers; academic institutions including university law, knowledge and information departments. In fact, it has been written for anyone interested in virtual worlds and social networks whether commercially because you want to explore the possibilities such environments present, or for academic curiosity.

Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions

Author: Faye Fangfei Wang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134115296
Format: PDF, ePub
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The development of new technologies places new challenges to the interpretation and implementation of legislation in the information society. The recent deployment of service-oriented computing and cloud computing for online commercial activities has urged countries to amend existing legislation and launch new regulations. With the exponential growth of international electronic commercial transactions, a consistent global standard of regulating the legal effects of electronic communications, the protection of data privacy security and the effectiveness of Internet-related dispute resolution are motivating factors to build users’ trust and confidence in conducting cross-border business and their sharing information online. The second edition of this book continues taking a ‘solutions to obstacles’ approach and analyses the main legal obstacles to the establishment of trust and confidence in undertaking business online. In comparing the legislative frameworks of e-commerce in the EU, US, China and International Organisations, the book sets out solutions to modernise and harmonise laws at the national, regional and international levels in response to current technological developments. It specifically provides information on the key legal challenges caused by the increasing popularity of service-oriented computing and cloud computing as well as the growing number of cross-border transactions and its relation to data privacy protection, Internet jurisdiction, choice of law and online dispute resolution. It considers how greater legal certainty can be achieved in cloud computing service contracts and other agreements resulted in service-oriented computing. The second edition of Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions is a clear and up to date account of a fast-moving area of study. It will be of great value to legislators, politicians, practitioners, scholars, businesses, individuals, postgraduate and undergraduate students. It provides in-depth research into finding solutions to remove eight generic legal obstacles in electronic commercial transactions and offers insights into policy making, law reforms, regulatory developments and self-protection awareness.