Software and Internet Law

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Aspen Law & Business, 2000 - Copyright - 1115 pages
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This unique area of the law calls for a comprehensive, in-depth casebook that can meet the challenge and this is it! to keep up with the constantly changing world of Internet Law, the authors of SOFTWARE AND INTERNET LAW have designed the Internet materials to serve as the nucleus of an Internet Law class. Along with the authors' companion website, this casebook offers complete coverage of all aspects of computer law including hardware, software, the Internet, and E-commerce.
What makes this casebook such a necessity for your Software or Internet Law course?
Offers a traditional casebook with a cases-and-notes pedagogy, paired with a website that features important and cutting-edge cases and articles
Presents an invaluable combination of original text, significant cases, challenging problems, and exemplary questions mixed with the authors' insight based on their cumulative scholarship and classroom experience
Illuminates the many roles of lawyers servicing the software industry and Internet such as:
Drafting or negotiating agreements for the custom development of software
Knowing how to protect a firm's overall intellectual capital in software
Reviewing a website to ensure that no illegal content is posted there
Litigating claims and settling disputes between their clients and other firms
Integrates legal concepts from a variety of fields such as contract law, intellectual property, and antitrust law to promote dynamic thinking and problem solving in this fast-paced field
Raises questions about the adequacy of existing laws for adapting to the challenges posed by computer software and the Internet
Discusses innovative licensing agreements such as 'shrink-wrap licenses' for distributing mass-market information products
Considers economic issues in computer law, especially those derived from 'network effects' in which the function of software or hardware depends upon pre-existing and patented software
Allows professors to supplement the existing material with their own material or content from the authors' website to explore a topic in greater depth
SOFTWARE AND INTERNET LAW features such hot topics as:
Free speech
Jurisdiction
Electronic commerce
Domain names
Spam
Security
Internet regulation

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Contents

Introduction to Computer Technology Network Economics and Intellectual Property Law
1
B An Introduction to Computer Technology
9
How Software Is Made
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Copyright

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