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Digital Content and Distance Sales: New Developments at EU Level

Edited by: Ignace Claeys, Evelyne Terryn

ISBN13: 9781780684154
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Intersentia Publishers
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £81.00

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Digital Content and Distance Sales analyses three legal instruments proposed by the European Commission in the context of its Digital Single Market Strategy, which has recently become one of its priorities.

The proposed instruments are:-

  • (1) a directive for the supply of digital content;
  • (2) a directive for the online and other distance sales of goods; and
  • (3) a regulation on cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market.
This book takes a combined approach of setting out the broader legislative and political context of the proposed legal instruments, giving the reader a general overview of the background and subsequent impact of the proposals, and indepth analyses of specific aspects, advantages and challenges. Through this approach, the authors offer valuable insight into key areas of legal development.

IT, Internet and Artificial Intelligence Law
Part I. Introduction
Not good but Certainly Content: The Proposals for European Harmonisation of Online and distance Selling of Goods and the Supply of Digital Content
Part II. Proposals for a Directive on Online and Distance sales of Tangible Goods and for a Directive on Digital content
Proposal for a Directive on Certain Aspects Concerning Contracts for the Online and Other Distance Sales of Goods:Scope of Application, definitions and Conformity
Proposal for a Directive on Digital Content: Scope of Application and Liability for a Lack of Conformity
Remedies, Modification of Digital content and Right to Terminate Long-Term Digital Content Contracts
Commercial Guarantees in the Proposal for a Directive on Certain Aspects Concerning Contracts for the Online and Other Distance Sales of Goods
Right of Redress
Part III. Proposal for a Regulation on Cross-Border Portability of Online Content Services in the Internal Market
'Content-Wherever-You-Go': Towards Cross-Border Portability of Online Digital Content
Part IV. Conclusion
The New Proposals for Directives Concerning Digital Content and Online/Distance Sales: What Impact on Consumer Protection?