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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Information Technology Law: The Law and Society 3rd ed isbn 9780198732464

Information Technology Law: The Law and Society 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9780199661510
New Edition ISBN: 9780198732464
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199548422
Published: August 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



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Information Technology Law: The Law and Society 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.

This ground-breaking work is the first textbook to systematically examine how the law and legal process of the UK interacts with the modern 'information society' and the fast-moving process of digitisation. It examines the challenges that this fast pace of change brings to the established legal order, which was developed to meet the needs of a traditional physical society.

To address these issues, this book begins by defining the information society and discussing how it may be regulated. From there it moves to questions of internet governance and rights and responsibilities in the digital environment.

Particular attention is paid to key regulatory 'pressure points', including:

  • Copyright for digital products
  • Identity fraud
  • Electronic commerce
  • Privacy and surveillance
Possible future challenges and opportunities are outlined and discussed, including e-government, virtual environments and property, and the development of web 3.0. Information Technology Law: The Law and Society covers all aspects of a course of study on IT law, and is therefore an ideal text for students. The author's highly original and thought-provoking approach to the subject also makes it essential reading for researchers, IT professionals, and policymakers.

This new edition will include expanded coverage of defamation & privacy as well as substantial revisions to Part II on the governance of the information society.

Subjects:
Information Technology Law
Contents:
PART I INFORMATION AND SOCIETY
1. The world of bits
2. The network of networks
3. Digitisation and society

PART II GOVERNANCE IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
4. Regulating the digital environment
5. Digital ownership
6. Cyber-speech
7. Social Media and Unsocial Conduct
8. Defamation

PART III DIGITAL CONTENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
9. Intellectual property rights and the information society
10. Software
11. Copyright in the digital environment
12. Databases
13. Branding and trade marks in the information society

PART IV CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
14. Computer misuse
15. Pornography and obscenity in the information society
16. Crime and law enforcement in the information society

PART V E-COMMERCE
17. Electronic contracts
18. Electronic payments and taxation

PART IV PRIVACY IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
19. Data protection
20. Data and personal privacy

PART VII FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR INFORMATION LAW
21. What way next?