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Online Law

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ISBN13: 9780201489804
ISBN: 0201489805
Published: March 1997
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £30.99



The Internet is changing the way people communicate and the way companies dobusiness. At the same time, it is transforming the law. Whether you buy or sellgoods and services online, publish information via the World-Wide Web, exchangemessages via e-mail, electronically distribute digital content, or makepayments online, you will be faced with new legal questions that arechallenging businesses and attorneys alike.Written for the layperson, but extensively annotated for the experiencedlawyer, Online Law provides clear guidance through the rapidlydeveloping law of electronic commerce. Based on sound legal principles, thiscomprehensive handbook draws on the extensive knowledge of experiencedattorneys at the forefront of today's emerging online legal issues.Online Law provides answers to the toughest online legal questions, such as:* What rules govern advertising online?* What are the legal issues involved in setting up a Web site?* How do you create and enforce online contracts?* How can you use digital signatures to facilitate electronic commerce?* Who owns the rights to online information?* When can you ""borrow"" online materials from others?*;What are the rules for using sexually explicit material on the Net?* What constitutes illegal conduct online?* Can employers legally read their employees' e-mail?A collaborative effort, Online Law was written by the attorneysof the Information Technology Law Department at McBride Baker & Coles andsponsored by the Software Publishers Association. Thomas J. Smedinghoff, J.D., editor and lead author of OnlineLaw, cochairs the Information Technology Law Department of the Chicagolaw firm of McBride Baker & Coles, chairs the Electronic Commerce andInformation Technology Division of the American Bar Association, and serves asintellectual property counsel to the Software Publishers Association. He is theauthor of The Software Publishers Association Legal Guide to Multimedia(Addison-Wesley, 1994). The Software Publishers Association is the principaltrade association of the PC software industry. With over 1, 200 membercompanies, it has been a leading force in fostering electronic commerce andprotecting intellectual property in a digital world. 0201489805B04062001

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Contents:
Preface. Foreword. About the Authors.
1. Online Law ... Whats New and Different? Whats New: Issues of Online Law. Applying Old Law to a New Online World. Categorizing the Issues. Endnotes.
2. From Websites to Online Sales: A Road Map to the Legal Issues. Communication-Sending and Receiving Messages. Information Security. Rights in Information. Regulation of Content. Regulation of Conduct. Electronic Publishing and Distribution. Rights in Information. Regulation of Content. Regulation of Online Conduct. Online Advertising. Buying and Selling Goods and Services Online. Online Contracts. Electronic Payment. Information Security. Regulation of Online Conduct. Websites: Putting It All Together. Before You Start: Who Owns the Domain Name? Building the Website: Rights to Use Content. Links to and from Other Websites. Rights in Completed Websites. Websites as Advertising. Websites as Publishing. Relationships with Customers and Users. Websites as Marketplaces for Buying and Selling. Payment. Regulating Website Activity. Tackling the Issues. I. INFORMATION SECURITY.
3. The Legal Role of Information Security. Legal Requirements for Online Communications. Authenticity. Integrity. Nonrepudiation. Writing and Signature. Confidentiality. Problems Introduced by Online Communications. Satisfying the Legal Requirements. Real-Time Communications and Open Networks. The Solution Offered by Information Security. Defining Security. Using Information Security to Satisfy Legal Requirements. Recognition of the Legal Effect of Security. Endnotes.
4. Digital Signatures. Using Digital Signatures. What Is a Digital Signature? How Is an Electronic Communication DigitallySigned? Verifying a Digital Signature. Prerequisites for the Use of Digital Signatures. Certification Authorities. Function and Role. Who Can Be a Certification Authority? Verifying a Certification Authoritys Digital Signature. Protecting the Parties to the Transaction. Certification Practice Statements. Certificate Revocation Lists. Certificate Expiration. Limits of Liability. Obligations of the Parties. Signer. Certification Authority. Relying Party. The Legal Effect of a Digital Signature. Integrity. Authenticity. Nonrepudiation. Writing and Signature Requirements. Right to Rely. New Paradigm Shift. What Digital Signatures Do Not Accomplish and Other Cryptographic Applications. Encryption for Confidentiality. Date/Time Stamping. Steganography: Digital Watermarks. Endnotes .
5. Electronic Recordkeeping. The Need for Records. The Goals of Electronic Recordkeeping. Record Retention. Types and Form of Records to Retain. Retention Periods. Records Destruction. Long-Term Records Availability. Backup Procedures. Media Integrity. Accessibility. Trustworthiness. System Documentation. Endnotes. II. ONLINE TRANSACTIONS.
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