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Information Technology Law
by Ian J. Lloyd
Since the pioneering publication of the first edition, Information Technology Law has been established as the most readable and comprehensive work of its kind, covering all key topics in this dynamic area. Essential reading for students of IT law, it is also used by business and management students, and by IT and legal professionals.
Are you a user of Twitter or Facebook? Do you download your music or shop online? How often do you log on to the Internet using your mobile phone? Aspects of information technology permeate every aspect of our lives. From websites such as Facebook and Twitter, to online music and shopping stores, to CCTV cameras, it is rare that a person is not touched by some form of IT every day. But how often do we stop and think about the legal dimensions of these every day brushes with IT? Since the pioneering first publication of Internet Technology Law in 1993, both the book and the subject have become widely recognised and respected both academically and professionally. Focussing primarily on developments within the UK and EU, along with some comparative international aspects, this book provides a broad-ranging introduction and analysis of the frequently difficult relationship between the law and IT. Information Technology Law is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates on law courses covering the law relating to IT, including IT law, criminal law, intellectual property, and contract law. It will also be highly valuable to business and management students, practitioners, and professionals working in the area. In this sixth edition: - There is increased focus on the Internet and related activities - Further information on topical areas such as defamation, computer hacking, virus dissemination, and online gambling will be included - A new concluding section, 'Living in the Internet World', considers the legal implication of our immersion in virtual environments. It asks tantalising questions such as whether a virtual personality can be the victim of assault or theft Online Resource Centre: - For this new edition the Online Resource Centre hosts an exciting new author blog, a catalogue of web links to key readings, as well as regular updates.
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Professor Ian J. Lloyd is Professor of Information Technology Law at the University of Strathclyde. He has published widely on various topics related to the use and misuse of information technology, and is managing editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology published by Oxford University Press. He is also a member of the European Commission Legal Advisory Board.
Table of Contents
PART 1 - PRIVACY, ANONYMITY, AND DATA PROTECTION ; 1. Privacy, technology, and surveillance ; 2. The emergence of data protection ; 3. The scope of data protection ; 4. Supervisory agencies ; 5. The data protection principles ; 6. Individual rights and remedies ; 7. Sectoral aspects of data protection ; 8. Transborder data flows ; PART 2 - COMPUTER-RELATED CRIME ; 9. The phenomenon of computer-related crime ; 10. Legislating for computer crime ; 11. Computer forgery and fraud ; 12. The Internet and computer pornography ; 13. Detecting and prosecuting computer crime ; PART 3 - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES ; 14. Intellectual property law ; 15. Key elements of the patent system ; 16. Patents and software ; 17. Copyright protection ; 18. Copyright in the information economy ; 19. Protection of databases ; 20. Trade mark and domain name issues ; 21. Competition and intellectual property issues ; PART 4 - E-COMMERCE ; 22. International and European initiatives in e-commerce ; 23. Cryptography, electronic signatures, and the Electronic Communications Act 2000 ; PART 5 - LEGAL ISSUES OF THE INTERNET ; 24. Contractual liability for defective software ; 25. Non-contractual liability ; 26. Defamation and the Internet ; PART 6 - REGULATION OF THE INTERNET ; 27. Internet regulation and the rise, fall and rise of .com ; PART 7 - LIVING IN AN INTERNET WORLD ; EPILOGUE: IT LAW - PAST, PRESENT, AND LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
Information Technology Law by Ian J. Lloyd
Ian J. Lloyd
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