Practical Internet Law for Business

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Artech House, 2001 - Computers - 162 pages
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This work provides an overview of how the Internet has emerged as an important setting for business, and how doing business on the Internet is regulated by the courts, as well as state and federal government. It offers an understanding of complex legal concepts and terminology to help professionals comply with the law and spot legal issues that may arise. It explains the importance of maintaining the security and privacy of electronic communications, and the need to protect intellectual property rights - such as trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets in the electronic environment. Moreover, it includes a discussion on the applicable criminal penalties that result from hacking with electronic data.
 

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Contents

The reach of legal jurisdiction over the Internet
13
Using encryption and authentication in electronic
27
Trade secrets in electronic commerce
41
Protecting trademarks on the Internet
51
Online copyright protection and infringement
75
Electronic mail privacy in the workplace
93
Detection and deterrence of online crime
103
Software and Internet patent protection
115
How users access and use the Internet
129
Glossary
143
About the Author
153
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