Information Technology Law The law and society

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-08
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Information Technology Law is the ideal companion for a course of study on IT law and the ways in which it is evolving in response to rapid technological and social change. This ground-breaking new work is the first textbook to systematically examine how the law and legal process of the UK interacts with the modern 'information society' and the fast-moving process of digitization. It examines the challenges that this fast pace of change brings to the established legal order, which was developed to meet the needs of a traditional physical society. To address these issues, this book begins by defining the information society and discussing how it may be regulated. From there it moves to questions of internet governance and rights and responsibilities in the digital environment. Particular attention is paid to key regulatory 'pressure points', including: DT copyright for digital products DT identity fraud DT electronic commerce DT privacy and surveillance Possible future challenges and opportunities are outlined and discussed, including e-government, virtual environments and property, and the development of web 3.0. Information Technology Law: The law and society covers all aspects of a course of study on IT law, and is therefore an ideal text for students. The author's highly original and thought-provoking approach to the subject also makes it essential reading for researchers, IT professionals and policymakers. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre containing the following resources for students: DT Regular podcast updates from the author DT A selection of useful web links DT A glossary of key terms DT A link to the author's IT law blog

Author Biography

Andrew Murray is Reader in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Table of Contents

Information and Society
The world of bits
The network of networks
Digitisation and society
Governance in the Information Society
Regulating the digital environment
Digital ownership
Digital Content and Intellectual Property Rights
Intellectual property rights and the information society
Copyright in the digital environment
Branding and trade marks in the information society
Criminal Activity in the Information Society
Computer misuse
Pornography and obscenity in the information society
Crime and law enforcement in the information society
Electronic contracts
Electronic payments and taxation
Privacy in the Information Society
Data protection
Data privacy
Future Challenges for Information Law
The digital public sphere
Virtual environments
What way next?
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