Now in its sixth edition, Introduction to Information Technology Law (formerly Introduction to Computer Law), provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the law as it relates to computers. Adopting a practical approach that places the law in the context of computer use, this book is highly suitable for undergraduate law students, non-specialist students and computer professionals.
This fourth edition of Information Technology Law has been completely revised in the light of developments within the field since publication of the first edition in 1997. Now dedicated to a more detailed analysis of and commentary on the latest developments within this burgeoning field of law, this new edition is an essential read for all those interested in the interface between law and technology and the effect of new technological developments on the law. New additions to the fourth edition include: analysis of regulatory issues and jurisdictional questions specific consideration of intermediary liability developments in privacy and data protection extension of computer crime laws developments in software patents open source software and the legal implications.
Information technology affects all aspects of modern life. From the information shared on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to online shopping and mobile devices, it is rare that a person is not touched by some form of IT every day.Information Technology Law examines the legal dimensions of these everyday interactions with technology and the impact on privacy and data protection, as well as their relationship to other areas of substantive law, including intellectual property and criminal proceedings. Focusing primarily ondevelopments within the UK and EU, this book provides a broad-ranging introduction and analysis of the increasingly complex relationship between the law and IT.Information Technology Law is essential reading for students of IT law and also appropriate for business and management students, as well as IT and legal professionals.Online resourcesThe accompanying online resources include a catalogue of web links to key readings and updates to the law since publication.
Information Technology Law is the ideal companion for a course of study on IT law and the ways in which it is evolving in response to rapid technological and social change. The fourth edition of this ground-breaking textbook develops its unique examination of the legal processes and their relationship to the modern 'information society'. Charting the development of the rapid digitization of society and its impact on established legal principles, Murray examines the challenges faced with enthusiasm and clarity. Following a clearly-defined part structure, the text begins by defining the information society and discussing how it may be regulated, before moving on to explore issues of internet governance, privacy and surveillance, intellectual property and rights, and commerce within the digital sphere. Comprehensive and engaging, Information Technology Law takes an original and thought-provoking approach to examining this fast-moving area of law in context. Online resources - Additional chapters on the Digital Sphere and Virtual Environments - Audio podcasts suitable for revision - Updates to the law post-publication - A flashcard glossary of key terms and concepts - Outline answers to end of chapter questions
Do you download music or shop online? Who regulates large companies such as Google and Facebook? How safe is your personal data on the internet? Information technology affects all aspects of modern life. From the information shared on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to online shopping and mobile devices, it is rare that a person is not touched by some form of IT every day. Information Technology Law examines the legal dimensions of these everyday interactions with technology and the impact on privacy and data protection, as well as their relationship to other areas of substantive law, including intellectual property and criminal proceedings. Since the pioneering publication of the first edition over twenty years ago, this forward-thinking text has established itself as the most readable and comprehensive textbook on the subject, covering the key topics in this dynamic and fast-moving field in a clear and engaging style. Focussing primarily on developments within the UK and EU, this book provides a broad-ranging introduction and analysis of the increasingly complex relationship between the law and IT. Information Technology Law is essential reading for students of IT law and also appropriate for business and management students, as well as IT and legal professionals. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre hosts a catalogue of web links to key readings, updates to the law since publication, as well as linking to the author's own IT law blog.
For answers to questions relating to computers, the Internet and other digital technologies - and how to make them work for your clients - turn to this comprehensive, practical resource. Whether you're an experienced IT lawyer, a transactional or intellectual property attorney, an industry executive, or a general practitioner whose clients are coming to you with new issues, you'll find practical, expert guidance on identifying and protecting intellectual property rights, drafting effective contracts, understanding applicable regulations, and avoiding civil and criminal liability. Written by Michael D. Scott, who practiced technology and business law for 29 years in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, Scott on Information Technology Law, Third Edition offers a real-world perspective on how to structure transactions involving computer products and services such as software development, marketing, and licensing. He also covers the many substantive areas that affect technology law practice, including torts, constitutional issues, and the full range of intellectual property protections. You'll find coverage of the latest issues like these: computer and cybercrime, including spyware, phishing, denial of service attacks, and more traditional computer crimes the latest judicial thinking on software and business method patents open source licensing outsourcing of IT services and the legal and practical issues involved in making it work and more To help you quickly identify issues, the book also includes practice pointers and clause-by-clause analysis of the most common and often troublesome provisions of IT contracts.
The author deals with the many issues that are raised by the use of computers, telecommunications, and the Internet as they arise in the context of the Australian legal and regulatory framework. In clear and concise language the book provides the Australian legal response to these issues as well as any relevant international law.
This fully updated new edition of Information Technology Law in Ireland will prove invaluable to practitioners and students who specialise in IT law. It covers the law relating to electronic commerce, including the Electronic Commerce Act 2000, data protection and privacy laws, including the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003, computer misuse, including the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud) Offences Act 2001 and the Cybercrime Treaty, as well as the key intellectual property law issues that impact upon information technology. Written by two of Ireland's leading experts, this book is both comprehensive and accessible.
Derived from the renowned multi-volume 'International Encyclopaedia of Laws', this practical guide to cyber law – the law affecting information and communication technology (ICT) – in Sweden covers every aspect of the subject, including intellectual property rights in the ICT sector, relevant competition rules, drafting and negotiating ICT-related contracts, electronic transactions, privacy issues, and computer crime. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the detailed explanation of specific characteristics of practice and procedure. Following a general introduction, the book assembles its information and guidance in seven main areas of practice: the regulatory framework of the electronic communications market; software protection, legal protection of databases or chips, and other intellectual property matters; contracts with regard to software licensing and network services, with special attention to case law in this area; rules with regard to electronic evidence, regulation of electronic signatures, electronic banking, and electronic commerce; specific laws and regulations with respect to the liability of network operators and service providers and related product liability; protection of individual persons in the context of the processing of personal data and confidentiality; and the application of substantive criminal law in the area of ICT.0Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Sweden will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative law in this relatively new and challenging field.0.
The fifth edition of Information Technology Law continues to be dedicated to a detailed analysis of and commentary on the latest developments within this burgeoning field of law. It provides an essential read for all those interested in the interface between law and technology and the effect of new technological developments on the law. The contents have been restructured and the reordering of the chapters provides a coherent flow to the subject matter. Criminal law issues are now dealt with in two separate chapters to enable a more focused approach to content crime. The new edition contains both a significant amount of incremental change as well as substantial new material and, where possible, case studies have been used to illustrate significant issues. In particular, new additions include: • Social media and the criminal law; • The impact of the decision in Google Spain and the ‘right to be forgotten’; • The Schrems case and the demise of the Safe Harbour agreement; • The judicial reassessment of the proportionality of ICT surveillance powers within the UK and EU post the Madrid bombings; • The expansion of the ICANN gTLDs and the redesigned domain name registration and dispute resolution processes.
A primer on legal issues relating to cyberspace, this textbook introduces business, policy and ethical considerations raised by our use of information technology. With a focus on the most significant issues impacting internet users and businesses in the United States of America, the book provides coverage of key topics such as social media, online privacy, artificial intelligence and cybercrime as well as emerging themes such as doxing, ransomware, revenge porn, data-mining, e-sports and fake news. The authors, experienced in journalism, technology and legal practice, provide readers with expert insights into the nuts and bolts of cyber law. Cyber Law and Ethics: Regulation of the Connected World provides a practical presentation of legal principles, and is essential reading for non-specialist students dealing with the intersection of the internet and the law.