Information Technology Law

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Oxford University Press, 2014 - Law - 546 pages
Are you a user of Twitter or Facebook?
Do you download your music or shop online?
How often do you log on to the Internet using your mobile phone?

Aspects of information technology permeate every aspect of our lives. From websites such as Facebook and Twitter, to online music and shopping stores, to CCTV cameras, it is rare that a person is not touched by some form of IT every day. But how often do we stop and think about the legal dimensions of these every day brushes with IT?

Since the pioneering first publication of Internet Technology Law in 1993, both the book and the subject have become widely recognized and respected both academically and professionally. Focusing primarily on developments within the UK and EU, along with some comparative international aspects, this book provides a broad-ranging introduction and analysis of the frequently difficult relationship between the law and IT.

Information Technology Law is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates on law courses covering the law relating to IT, including IT law, criminal law, intellectual property, and contract law. It will also be highly valuable to business and management students, practitioners, and professionals working in the area.

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PART I Privacy Anonymity and Data Protection
PART II ComputerRelated Crime
PART III Intellectual Property Issues
PART IV ECommerce
PART V InternetSpecific Issues

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About the author (2014)

Ian Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow, LAWS: The Institute for Law and the Web, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Southampton

Professor Ian J. Lloyd is Senior Research Fellow, ILAWS: The Institute for Law and the Web, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Southampton. He has published widely on various topics related to the use and misuse of information technology, and is managing editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology published by Oxford University Press. He is also a member of the European Commission Legal Advisory Board.

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