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Cyber Law in the United Kingdom 2nd ed isbn 9789041153159

Cyber Law in the United Kingdom


ISBN13: 9789041133120
New Edition ISBN: 9789041153159
Published: June 2010
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws this practical guide to cyber taw — the law affecting information and communication technology (ICT) — in the United Kingdom covers every aspect of the subject, including:-

  • intellectual property rights in the ICT sector,
  • relevant competition rules,
  • drafting and negotiating ICT-related contracts,
  • electronic transactions,
  • privacy issues,
  • and computer crime.
Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the detailed explanation of specific characteristics of practice and procedure.

Following a general introduction, the book assembles its information and guidance in seven main areas of practice: the regulatory framework of the electronic communications market; software protection, legal protection of databases or chips, and other intellectual property matters; contracts with regard to software licensing and network services, with special attention to case taw in this area:-

  • rules with regard to electronic evidence,
  • regulation of electronic signatures,
  • electronic banking and electronic commerce;
  • specific taws and, regulations with respect to the liability of network operators and service providers and related product liability;
  • protection of individual persons in the context of the processing of personal data and confidentiality;
  • and the application of substantive criminal law in the area of ICT.
Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties with interests in the United Kingdom will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative law in this relatively new and challenging field.

Subjects:
Information Technology Law
Contents:
Chapter 1. General Background of the Country
Chapter 2. Telecommunications Infrastructure
Chapter 3. The Information and Communications Technologies Market
Chapter 4. E-commerce: Facts and Figures Chapter 5. E-government Initiatives Selected Bibliography
Part I. Regulation of the ICT Market
Chapter 1. Regulatory Framework of the Telecommunications Sector
Chapter 2. Regulation of Competition in the ICT Market
Chapter 3. Regulation of Cryptography and Other Dual-use Goods
Chapter 4. Legal Status of Standardization
Chapter 5. Legal Status of Out-of-court Dispute Settlement in the ICT Sector
Part II. Protection of Intellectual Property in the ICT Sector
Chapter 1. Application of Copyright in the Area of ICT
Chapter 2. Legal Protection of Software
Chapter 3. Legal Protection of Databases
Chapter 4. Legal Protection of Computer Chips
Chapter 5. Other Intellectual Property Rights in the ICT Sector
Chapter 6. Internet Domain Name Registration
Part III. ICT Contracts Chapter 1. Hardware Contracts
Chapter 2. Software Contracts
Chapter 3. Turnkey Contracts
Chapter 4. Distribution Agreements
Chapter 5. Maintenance Contracts
Chapter 6. Facilities Management
Chapter 7. Network Services C
hapter 8. Government Contracts
Part IV. Electronic Transactions
Chapter 1. Legal Status of Electronic Transactions
Chapter 2. Regulation of Electronic Signatures and Certification Services
Chapter 3. Legal Aspects of Electronic Banking
Chapter 4. Protection of Users of Electronic Services
Part V. Non-contractual Liability
Chapter 1. Negligence
Chapter 2. Liability of Network Operators
Chapter 3. Liability of Service Providers
Chapter 4. Product Liability
Part VI. Privacy Protection
Chapter 1. Regulation of Personal Data Processing
Chapter 2. Protection of Telecommunications Privacy
Part VII. Computer-Related Crime
Chapter 1. General Legal Development
Chapter 2. Application of Criminal Procedure Law in the Area of ICT Conclusions Index