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Legal Aspects of the Information Society

Ian LloydProfessor and Deputy Director, Centre for Law, Computers and Technology, University of Strathclyde

ISBN13: 9780406929587
ISBN: 0406929580
Published: June 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This new book is a practical guide to the legal aspects of information technology, designed for the non-specialist, particularly computing, engineering and business information technology students, but also business people needing an accessible overview of legal issues relating to I.T.

The text focuses on the Internet and the increasing significance of electronic commerce, but also covers more general issues including intellectual property, software liability and data protection. The book identifies key points and outlines strategies for ensuring the possible legal pitfalls are avoided.

1. Key legal concepts; 2. The emergence of the information society; 3. Privacy in the information society; 4. Computer fraud, hacking and viruses; 5. Criminal liability for content; 6. Intellectual property law; 7. Copywright and software; 8. Patents and software; 9. Rights in databases; 10. Liability for defective software; 11. Defamation; 12. The commercialisation of cyberspace; 13. Electronic contracts; 14. The consumer and electronic commerce; 15. Tax and the Internet; Index