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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Introduction to Information Technology Law 6th ed isbn 9781405846660

Introduction to Computer Law 5th ed

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ISBN13: 9780582473652
ISBN: 0582473659
New Edition ISBN: 9781405846660
Previous Edition ISBN: 0582423341
Published: December 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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Introduction to Computer Law explains the law clearly and makes it accessible to a wide audience. In this fifth edition, the law within the key areas of intellectual property rights, contract, tort, criminal law and data protection has been comprehensively updated, expanded and rewritten to reflect technological change, new decisions and new European and UK legislation.

The emphasis is on describing and examining the law in the context of the practicalities of computer use. Features of the fifth edition include: a new part on electronic contracts and torts; a new chapter on website development contracts; a new section on trade marks and the internet; expanded coverage of many areas such as defamation on the internet; the role of intermediaries such as internet service providers with regard to illegally transmitted material; developments in computer crime including pornography and grooming in chat rooms, harassment via e-mail and piracy offences important developments in data protection and human rights law including the Michael Douglas v Hello!;Ltd and Naomi Campbell v Mirror Group Newspapers plc cases.

Substantially updated and revised to take full account of new and modified legislation and case law in the UK and elsewhere; easily accessible tables of cases and legislation including EC legislation, conventions and agreements.

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Information Technology Law
Tables of cases
Table of legislation
Glossary of computer and legal terms
Civil procedure terminology
1. Introduction
2. Overview of intellectual property rights
3. Copyright basics
4. Computer software and copyright
5. Copyright and databases
6. Computer-generated works
7. Copyright and electronic publishing
8. Copyright in the information society
9. The law of confidence
10. Patent law
11. Trade marks and passing off
12. Designs
13. Semiconductor products
14. International implications and summary
15. Introduction to computer contracts
16. Fundamentals of computer contracts
17. Liability for defective hardware and software
18. Contracts for writing software
19. Licence agreements for 'off-the-shelf' software
20. Website development contracts
21. Hardware contracts
22. Summary and checklist
23. Nature, content and formation of electronic contracts
24. Performance of electronic contracts and evidential aspects
25. Torts related to electronic information
26. Liability of information society service providers for illegal material
27. Nature of computer crime
28. Computer fraud
29. Computer hacking - unauthorised access to computer material
30. Unauthorised modification of computer programs or data
31. Piracy and related offences
32. Computer pornography and harassment
33. Computer crime - concluding remarks
34. Introduction and background to the Data Protection Act 1998
35. Data controllers and the Data Protection Act 1998
36. Data subjects' rights
37. Privacy in electronic communications
38. Summary of Data Protection Law
Selected bibliography