Law and the Internet

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Lilian Edwards, Charlotte Waelde
Hart, 2009 - 713 pages
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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 expert authors to write about those aspects of internet law which are of special importance in the global regulation of the internet. The book is focused around three principal themes - e-commerce, intellectual property (IP), 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 section on IP contains clearer and more comprehensive analysis of the ways in which IP and the internet intersect, including coverage of open source licenses and the IP problems around search engines. The third edition also takes account of all current cases and legislation, including the draft revised EC Telecoms Package and the Audio Visual Media Services Directive. Law and the Internet: Third Edition will be essential reading for students, teachers, and practitioners interested in internet law and practice, as well as technologists and social scientists.

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