INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW
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6TH REVISED EDITION
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26 JUL 2007
Now in its sixth edition, Introduction to Information Technology Law (formerly Introduction to Computer Law), provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the law as it relates to computers. Adopting a practical approach that places the law in the context of computer use, this book is highly suitable for undergraduate law students, non-specialist students and computer professionals.
Preface Table of cases Table of legislation Glossary of computer and legal terms Civil procedure terminology Abbreviations * Introduction to Information Technology Law Part One: Information Technology and Intellectual Property 2.Overview of Intellectual Property Rights 3.Basic principles of copyright 4.Copyright and computer programs 5. Database copyright and the database right 6.Computer-generated works 7.Copyright in the information society 8. The law of confidence 9. Patent Law 10.Design Law 11. Trademarks, passing off and malacious falsehood 12. Criminal offences and intellectual property Part Two: Information Technology Contracts 13. Fundamentals of information technology contracts 14. Liability for defective hardware or software 15. Contracts for writing software 16. Licence agreements for ready-made software 17. Open source software licences 18. Website development contracts 19. Outstanding contracts 20. Hardware contracts Part Three: Electronic Contracts and Torts 21. Nature, content and formation of electronic contracts 22. Performance of electronic contracts and evidential aspects 23. Torts related to electronic information 24. Liability of information society service providers for illegal material Part Four: Information and Communications Technology Crime 25. Information and communications technology fraud 26. Unauthorised access to computer material 27. Unauthorised modification of computer programs or data 28. Computer pornography and harassment 29.Computer evidence and forensics Part Five: Data Protection and Freedom of Information 30. Data protection, the principles, definitions and Information Commissioner 31. Data controllers and the Data Protection Act 1998 32. Data subjects' rights 33. Freedom of information 34. Privacy and electronic communications Part Six: Professional, Ethical and Social Issues of Information Technology 35. The computer professional 36. Privacy and freedom of expression