CyberLaw: Text and Cases

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Business & Economics - 608 pages
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Modern business leaders need knowledge and agility to navigate the ever-evolving legal world of e-commerce, and the third edition of CYBERLAW: TEXT & CASES gives them both. Delivered in an entrepreneurial style, the text takes students through the complete business lifecycle from idea to operation to dissolution while examining the legal, managerial, and ethical issues affecting technology at each stage. Excerpted cases thoroughly explain the law in every chapter, while a running case about Google enlightens students with the real-world legal implications of running a technology company today.
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An attorney and Chair of the Law Department at Bentley College, Gerald R. Ferrera's course in cyberlaw was the first to be offered in business schools across the nation. A nationally recognized teacher and author, Professor Ferrera has led Bentley University's effort to develop a national model for a law curriculum that addresses the intersection of business law and information technology. He is the recipient of several teaching honors, including the Gregory H. Adamian Professorship in Law, Charles M. Hewitt Excellence in Teaching Award, Ralph C. Hoeber Award, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award, and Scholar of the Year. A past president of the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association and a former editor-in-chief of its Law Review, Professor Ferrera has been published in several legal journals, including the American Journal of Jurisprudence, Pepperdine Law Review, American Business Law Journal, and is the co-author of BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND CASES and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENTS OF BUSINESS.

A faculty member at Boston College in the Carroll School of Management, Margo E.K. Reder teaches introductory law, as well as electives covering e-Commerce and cyberlaw issues in the M.B.A. and J.D./M.B.A. programs, with an emphasis on entrepreneurial business strategies in the technology sector. Professor Reder was a member of her law school's Law Review, and has published more than twenty law review articles. In addition to teaching, Professor Reder consults with area businesses on technology transfer strategies and outsourcing for U.S. businesses, and serves as a mentor and judge for the students in the business plan competition at Boston College.

Robert Bird is Associate Professor of Legal studies and an Ackerman Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Business. After receiving his J.D. and M.B.A. at Boston University, Professor Bird practiced law in Connecticut and served as a law clerk for the Connecticut Appellate Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the Massachusetts Superior Court. His more than forty articles on employment law, intellectual property law, and strategy have appeared in the American Business Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Stanford Journal of Law, and others. Professor Bird has lectured at several prestigious universities, and has received multiple awards for his teaching and scholarly research.

Jonathan J. Darrow received his law degree from Duke University, and an M.B.A from Boston College. In 2009, he completed the L.L.M. program at Harvard Law School, where he is currently a candidate for the discipline's highest degree, the S.J.D. Mr. Darrow has practiced corporate law in the Silicon Valley offices of Cooley Godward, and later with Wiley Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C. Formerly, he served as a lecturer at Boston College and Assistant Professor of Business Law at Plymouth State University. His scholarship on intellectual property has appeared in the Stanford Technology Law Review, the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, the Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology.

Stephen D. Lichtenstein has a B.S. from Boston College, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and a Certificate in Mediation. He has published numerous law review articles on many business law-related topics with a major focus on privacy. Publication awards include two Ralph C. Hoeber awards and the prestigious Bentley College Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Lichtenstein is past president of the North Atlantic Business Law Association, and currently serves on its executive committee and the board of editors of the Business Law Review. He is a legal consultant to businesses and individuals, and a member of the Massachusetts and Federal Bars.

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