Law and the Internet

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Lilian Edwards, Charlotte Waelde
Bloomsbury Publishing, Sep 10, 2009 - 708 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 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
 

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Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Table of Legal Instruments
International Governance and the Internet
The Fall and Rise of Intermediary Liability Online
The Changing Face of Electronic Consumer Contracts in the Twentyfirst
EC Regulation of Audiovisual Content on the Internet
Macqueen
Shaping Information Markets
The Laws Dont Work?
Lilian Edwards
Data Collection Profiling
Legal and Socioeconomic Aspects
The Retention of Communications Data in Europe
A Criminological
Pornography Censorship and the Internet
Information Security and Cybercrime

An Uncomfortable
Protection of Computer Software
Intellectual Property Competition and the Internet

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About the author (2009)

Lilian Edwards is Professor of Internet Law at the University of Sheffield.
Charlotte Waelde is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Edinburgh.

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