Featuring the most current exploration of cyberlaw, CYBERLAW helps students understand the legal and policy issues associated with the Internet. Tackling a full range of legal topics, it includes discussion of jurisdiction, intellectual property, contracts, taxation, torts, computer crimes, online speech, defamation and privacy. Chapters include recent, relevant cases, discussion questions and exercises at the end of each chapter. Using a consistent voice and clear explanations, the author covers the latest developments in cyberlaw–from cases to legislation to regulations.
The Global Internet in a Nutshell begins with a review of the history, technology, and competing theories of the Internet that enables a deeper understanding of case law and statutory developments discussed in the substantive chapters. It briefly covers the history of the Internet through the rapidly evolving Web 3.0, competing theories of Internet governance, cyber jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments, choice and conflicts of law, cybertorts, online contracting and licensing, the protection of online intellectual property assets, the protection of online privacy, criminal liability for Internet activity, and European Community directives such as the E-Commerce Directive, Brussels Regulation, and Rome I Regulation. The second edition presents a comprehensive review of cybertort and cybercrime developments including foreign cases. Each chapter of this revised edition reviews statutory and caselaw developments from the European Union as well as other foreign countries.
'This book provides a detailed and methodical overview of the contemporary contours of cyberspace law. It does a wonderful job explaining the evolution of online copyright law and trademark law issues, and also of predicting future developments. It also provides a clear and handy account of online privacy law, and the speech torts, especially defamation. This updated treatment of essential cyberspace law topics makes an exceptionally useful contribution to the field.'
– Ann Bartow, Pace University School of Law, US
'As one of the long-time leading scholars in the field, Professor Lipton has written a timely reconceptualization of cyberlaw as few others could do. In this comprehensive overview, Professor Lipton presents the nuances of the subject in an accessible manner that will be of interest not only to legal scholars or practitioners specializing in cyberlaw, but to anyone who has reflected on the unique nature of cyberspace and its regulation.'
– Marshall A. Leaffer, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, US
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The information revolution has transformed both modern societies and the way in which they conduct warfare. Cyberwar and the Laws of War analyses the status of computer network attacks in international law and examines their treatment under the laws of armed conflict. The first part of the book deals with the resort to force by states and discusses the threshold issues of force and armed attack by examining the permitted responses against such attacks. The second part offers a comprehensive analysis of the applicability of international humanitarian law to computer network attacks. By examining the legal framework regulating these attacks, Heather Harrison Dinniss addresses the issues associated with this method of attack in terms of the current law and explores the underlying debates which are shaping the modern laws applicable in armed conflict.
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical guide to cyber law the law affecting information and communication technology (ICT) in Jamaica 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 law in this area; rules with regard to electronic evidence, regulation of electronic signatures, electronic banking, and electronic commerce; specific laws 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 Jamaica 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.