Breach of Confidence: Social Origins and Modern Developments

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Law - 192 pages
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This concise yet detailed book explores the historical foundations and modern developments of the ancient doctrine of breach of confidence.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction and synopsis
1
2 Inventing an equitable doctrine
17
3 Privacy and publicity in early Victorian Britain
33
4 Secrecy and late Victorian markets for information
50
5 The forgotten years of breach of confidence
71
6 Searching for balance in the employment relationship
93
7 Revival of an ancient doctrine
114
the reinvention of tradition
144
Digest of nineteenth century cases
150
Index
163
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Megan Richardson is a Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, where she is also Joint Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law and Associate Director-Law of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia.