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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Information Technology Law 7th ed isbn 9780198702320

Information Technology Law 6th ed

ISBN13: 9780199588749
New Edition ISBN: 9780198702320
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199299775
Published: June 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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

Information Technology Law
Part 1 - Privacy 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 society
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 - Civil Liability Issues
24: Contractual liability for defective software
25: Non-contractual liability
26: Defamation and the Internet
Part 6 - Internet Government
27: Internet regulation and the rise, fall and rise of .com
Part 7 - Living in an Internet World
28: Living in an Internet World;