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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.