Information Technology Law


Author: Ian Lloyd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198787553
Category:
Page: 600
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Do you download music or shop online? Who regulates large companies such as Google and Facebook? How safe is your personal data on the internet? Information technology affects all aspects of modern life. From the information shared on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to online shopping and mobile devices, it is rare that a person is not touched by some form of IT every day. Information Technology Law examines the legal dimensions of these everyday interactions with technology and the impact on privacy and data protection, as well as their relationship to other areas of substantive law, including intellectual property and criminal proceedings. Since the pioneering publication of the first edition over twenty years ago, this forward-thinking text has established itself as the most readable and comprehensive textbook on the subject, covering the key topics in this dynamic and fast-moving field in a clear and engaging style. Focussing primarily on developments within the UK and EU, this book provides a broad-ranging introduction and analysis of the increasingly complex relationship between the law and IT. Information Technology Law is essential reading for students of IT law and also appropriate for business and management students, as well as IT and legal professionals. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre hosts a catalogue of web links to key readings, updates to the law since publication, as well as linking to the author's own IT law blog.

Technology Law

What Every Business (And Business-Minded Person) Needs to Know
Author: Mark Grossman
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086925X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 230
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Based on a series of previously published articles, Technology Law adopts a reader-friendly approach to the problems and issues facing those of us who depend on technology to make a living. Avoiding technical jargon, this book offers simple explanations of why certain laws exist, what they mean, and suggestions for responding to them responsibly and effectively. In this revised edition, Mark Grossman addresses developments that have taken place over the past five years in the rapidly changing world of technology law. This edition incorporates new and updated articles that address the many changes since the publication of the first edition. The book is logically structured so that, though its chapters deal with a multitude of topics, related articles are grouped together. The book's broad scope engages with issues in technology law across a wide spectrum of business areas. Those who deal with technology in any capacity will find much value in this important volume.

Knowledge, Technology and Law


Author: Emilie Cloatre,Martyn Pickersgill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136002162
Category: Law
Page: 268
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The relationships between knowledge, technologies, and legal processes are central to the constitution of contemporary societies. As such, they have come to provide the focus for a range of academic projects, across interdisciplinary legal studies and the social sciences. The domains of medical law and ethics, intellectual property law, environmental law and criminal law are just some of those within which the pervasive place and ‘impact’ of technoscience is immediately apparent. At the same time, social scientists investigating the making of technology and expertise - in particular, scholars working within the tradition of science and technology studies - frequently interrogate how regulation and legal processes, and the making of knowledge and technologies, are intermingled in complex ways that come to shape and define each other. This book charts the important interface between studies of law, science and society, as explored from the perspectives of socio-legal studies and the increasingly influential field of science and technology studies. It brings together scholars from both areas to interrogate the joint roles of law and science in the construction and stabilization of socio-technical networks, objects, and standards, as well as their place in the production of contemporary social realities and subjectivities.

Information Technology Law

The Law and Society
Author: Andrew Murray
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198732465
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Page: 696
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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. The third edition of this ground-breaking textbook develops its unique examination of the legal processes and their relationship to the modern "information society". Charting the development of the rapid digitization of society and its impact on established legal principles, Murray examines thechallenges faced with enthusiasm and clarity. Following a clearly-defined part structure, the text begins by defining the information society and discussing how it may be regulated, before moving on to explore issues of internet governance, privacy and surveillance, intellectual property and rights,and commerce within the digital sphere. Comprehensive and engaging, Information Technology Law takes an original and thought-provoking approach to examining this fast-moving area of law in context. Online Resource Centre: The third edition is supported by a range of online resources, including:* Additional chapters on the Digital Sphere and Virtual Environments* Audio podcasts suitable for revision* Updates to the law post-publication* A flashcard glossary of key terms and concepts* Outline answers to end of chapter questions* A link to the author's blog, The IT Lawyer* Web links

Information Technology Law


Author: Diane Rowland,Uta Kohl,Andrew Charlesworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136006486
Category: Law
Page: 614
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The fifth edition of Information Technology Law continues to be dedicated to a detailed analysis of and commentary on the latest developments within this burgeoning field of law. It provides an essential read for all those interested in the interface between law and technology and the effect of new technological developments on the law. The contents have been restructured and the reordering of the chapters provides a coherent flow to the subject matter. Criminal law issues are now dealt with in two separate chapters to enable a more focused approach to content crime. The new edition contains both a significant amount of incremental change as well as substantial new material and, where possible, case studies have been used to illustrate significant issues. In particular, new additions include: • Social media and the criminal law; • The impact of the decision in Google Spain and the ‘right to be forgotten’; • The Schrems case and the demise of the Safe Harbour agreement; • The judicial reassessment of the proportionality of ICT surveillance powers within the UK and EU post the Madrid bombings; • The expansion of the ICANN gTLDs and the redesigned domain name registration and dispute resolution processes.

Promises to Keep

Technology, Law, and the Future of Entertainment
Author: William W. Fisher, III
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804763267
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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During the past fifteen years, changes in technology have generated an extraordinary array of new ways in which music and movies can be produced and distributed. Both the creators and the consumers of entertainment products stand to benefit enormously from the new systems. Sadly, we have failed thus far to avail ourselves of these opportunities. Instead, much energy has been devoted to interpreting or changing legal rules in hopes of defending older business models against the threats posed by the new technologies. These efforts to plug the multiplying holes in the legal dikes are failing and the entertainment industry has fallen into crisis. This provocative book chronicles how we got into this mess and presents three alternative proposals--each involving a combination of legal reforms and new business models--for how we could get out of it.

Technology and Legal Systems


Author: Noel Cox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351895753
Category: Law
Page: 280
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The advent of the knowledge economy and society has made it increasingly necessary for law reformers and policy makers to take account of the effects of technology upon the law and upon legal and political processes. This book explores aspects of technology's relationship with law and government, and in particular the effects changing technology has had on constitutional structures and upon business. Part I examines the legal normative influence of constitutional structures and political theories. It focuses on the interrelationship between laws and legal procedure with technology and the effect technology can have on the legal environment. Part II discusses the relationship between government and technology both at the national and international level. The author argues that technology must be contextualized within a constitution and draws on historical and contemporary examples to illustrate how technology has both shaped civilizations and been the product of its political and constitutional environment.

New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice


Author: Molly K. Land,Jay D. Aronson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107179637
Category: Computers
Page: 328
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Provides a roadmap for understanding the relationship between technology and human rights law and practice. This title is also available as Open Access.

A Socio-Legal Study of Hacking

Breaking and Remaking Law and Technology
Author: Michael Anthony C. Dizon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351360140
Category: Computers
Page: 277
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The relationship between hacking and the law has always been complex and conflict-ridden. This book examines the relations and interactions between hacking and the law with a view to understanding how hackers influence and are influenced by technology laws and policies. In our increasingly digital and connected world where hackers play a significant role in determining the structures, configurations and operations of the networked information society, this book delivers an interdisciplinary study of the practices, norms and values of hackers and how they conflict and correspond with the aims and aspirations of hacking-related laws. Describing and analyzing the legal and normative impact of hacking, as well as proposing new approaches to its regulation and governance, this book makes an essential contribution to understanding the socio-technical changes, and consequent legal challenges, faced by our contemporary connected society.

Blockchain and the Law

The Rule of Code
Author: Primavera De Filippi De Filippi
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674985915
Category: Law
Page: 250
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Since Bitcoin appeared in 2009, the digital currency has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred transaction vehicle for all manner of criminals. It has left nearly everyone without a computer science degree confused: Just how do you “mine” money from ones and zeros? The answer lies in a technology called blockchain, which can be used for much more than Bitcoin. A general-purpose tool for creating secure, decentralized, peer-to-peer applications, blockchain technology has been compared to the Internet itself in both form and impact. Some have said this tool may change society as we know it. Blockchains are being used to create autonomous computer programs known as “smart contracts,” to expedite payments, to create financial instruments, to organize the exchange of data and information, and to facilitate interactions between humans and machines. The technology could affect governance itself, by supporting new organizational structures that promote more democratic and participatory decision making. Primavera De Filippi and Aaron Wright acknowledge this potential and urge the law to catch up. That is because disintermediation—a blockchain’s greatest asset—subverts critical regulation. By cutting out middlemen, such as large online operators and multinational corporations, blockchains run the risk of undermining the capacity of governmental authorities to supervise activities in banking, commerce, law, and other vital areas. De Filippi and Wright welcome the new possibilities inherent in blockchains. But as Blockchain and the Law makes clear, the technology cannot be harnessed productively without new rules and new approaches to legal thinking.

Technology in the Law Office


Author: Thomas F. Goldman
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133802590
Category: Law
Page: 628
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For technology in the law office courses Comprehensive Coverage of Law Office Technology Technology in the Law Office is a thorough and up-to-date guide to navigating the constantly changing technology used in the modern-day legal world. Exploring recent phenomenon such as the switch to Apple-based software and paperless offices, this text is the timeliest reference for students, paralegals, and law office workers in regards to law software and technology. Thoroughly updated for this edition, the Goldman Technology Resources Website features links to vendor soft downloads, tutorials, and instructional videos. Students are also provided with a solid background in the ethics and implications of using technology in legal practice, allowing them to not only understand how to use such technology, but how to use it correctly and justly. Also Available with CourseConnect with the Virtual Law Office Experience This edition is also available with a CourseConnect Online Course for Technology in the Law Office. The CourseConnect Online Course now includes Virtual Law Office Experience modules. The modules place the student in the position of working in a law office, allowing them to put technology into practice. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with the CourseConnect Online Course, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

UNHCR and the Struggle for Accountability

Technology, law and results-based management
Author: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik,Katja Lindskov Jacobsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317433599
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
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Despite the key importance of accountability for the legitimacy of humanitarian action, inadequate academic attention has been given to how the concept of accountability is evolving within the specific branches of the humanitarian enterprise. Up to now, there exists no comprehensive account of what we label the 'technologies of accountability', the effects of their interaction, or the question of how the current turn to decision-making software and biometrics as both the means and ends of accountability may contribute to reshaping humanitarian governance. UNHCR and the Struggle for Accountability explores the UNHCR's quest for accountability by viewing the UNHCR's accountability obligations through the web of institutional relationships within which the agency is placed (beneficiaries, host governments, implementing partners, donors, the Executive Committee and UNGA). The book takes a multidisciplinary approach in order to illuminate the various layers and relationships that constitute accountability and also to reflect on what constitutes good enough accountability. This book contributes to the discussion regarding how we construct knowledge about concepts in humanitarian studies and is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and professionals in the areas of anthropology, history, international relations, international law, science, technology studies and socio-legal studies.

Technology and the Law on the Use of Force

New Security Challenges in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Jackson Maogoto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134445644
Category: Law
Page: 130
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As governmental and non-governmental operations become progressively supported by vast automated systems and electronic data flows, attacks of government information infrastructure, operations and processes pose a serious threat to economic and military interests. In 2007 Estonia suffered a month long cyber assault to its digital infrastructure, described in cyberspace as ‘Web War I’. In 2010, a worm—Stuxnet—was identified as supervisory control and data acquisition systems at Iran’s uranium enrichment plant, presumably in an attempt to set back Iran’s nuclear programme. The dependence upon telecommunications and information infrastructures puts at risk Critical National Infrastructure, and is now at the core of national security interests. This book takes a detailed look at these new theatres of war and considers their relation to international law on the use of force. Except in cases of self-defence or with the authorisation of a Security Council Resolution, the use of force is prohibited under the UN charter and customary international law. However, the law of jus ad bellum was developed in a pre-digital era where current technological capabilities could not be conceived. Jackson Maogoto asks whether the law on the use of force is able to deal with legal disputes likely to arise from modern warfare. Key queries include how one defines an armed attack in an age of anti-satellite weaponry, whether the destruction of a State’s vital digital eco-system or the "blinding" of military communication satellites constitutes a threat, and how one delimits the threshold that would enliven the right of self-defence or retaliatory action. The book argues that while technology has leapt ahead, the legal framework has failed to adapt, rendering States unable to legally defend themselves effectively. The book will be of great interest and use to researchers and students of international law, the law of armed conflict, Information Technology and the law, and counter-terrorism.

Technology, Law, and the Working Environment

Revised Edition
Author: Nicholas A. Ashford,Charles C. Caldart
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559634465
Category: Law
Page: 641
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Technology, Law, and the Working Environment provides a thorough discussion of the legal issues relevant to technology-related workplace problems. It includes detailed chapters that examine occupational health and safety, toxic substance regulations, technology bargaining, and the law as it applies to the work environment. The authors explore the scope of right-to-know requirements and other worker rights, and examine the legal consequences of injury and disease for both workers and firms.After discussing the evolution of technology, work, and health since the turn of the century, the authors explore the economic and political forces that spurred the development of a variety of legal responses.Among the topics considered are: costs of occupational disease and injury market alternatives to regulating health and safety the role of economic considerations in setting standards the usefulness of economic analysis in regulatory decisionmaking the relationship between environmental regulation and workplace regulation Throughout, the text is supplemented with excerpts from key judicial decisions and selected expert commentaries that provide valuable insights into how to use the law to best effect in the workplace.

Rebooting Justice

More Technology, Fewer Lawyers, and the Future of Law
Author: Benjamin H. Barton,Stephanos Bibas
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594039348
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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America is a nation founded on justice and the rule of law. But our laws are too complex, and legal advice too expensive, for poor and even middle-class Americans to get help and vindicate their rights. Criminal defendants facing jail time may receive an appointed lawyer who is juggling hundreds of cases and immediately urges them to plead guilty. Civil litigants are even worse off; usually, they get no help at all navigating the maze of technical procedures and rules. The same is true of those seeking legal advice, like planning a will or negotiating an employment contract. Rebooting Justice presents a novel response to longstanding problems. The answer is to use technology and procedural innovation to simplify and change the process itself. In the civil and criminal courts where ordinary Americans appear the most, we should streamline complex procedures and assume that parties will not have a lawyer, rather than the other way around. We need a cheaper, simpler, faster justice system to control costs. We cannot untie the Gordian knot by adding more strands of rope; we need to cut it, to simplify it.

Information Technology Law


Author: Diane Rowland,Elizabeth Macdonald (LL. B.)
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781859417560
Category: Law
Page: 573
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Diane Rowland examines recent developments in criminal law, tort, contract law and intellectual property rights law that have taken place in response to technological advances and innovations.

Working with technology

law and practice
Author: Iain Purvis,Jennifer Pierce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 543
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This book is written by a group of authors who are specialists in some of the more important legal disciplines associated with the field, with practical experience of matters such as patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation strategy, and by people with a thorough knowledge of funding for technology.There is separate introductory material for those who are unfamiliar with the subject matter. For readers who do not have ready access to legislation, a disk containing basic statutory and E.C. material is provided.This book is a useful guide to lawyers, patent agents, licensing executives, university liaison offices, commercial advisers to charities, and others dealing with the funding, protection and exploitation of rights in the field of technology.

Science and Technology in International Economic Law

Balancing Competing Interests
Author: Bryan Mercurio,Kuei-Jung Ni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134119704
Category: Law
Page: 320
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Science and technology plays an increasingly important role in the continued development of international economic law. This book brings together well-known and rising scholars to explore the status and interaction of science, technology and international economic law. The book reviews the place of science and technology in the development of international economic law with a view to ensure a balance between the promotion of trade and investment liberalisation and decision-making based on a sound scientific process without hampering technological development. The book features chapters from a range of experts – including Lukasz Gruszczynski, Jürgen Kurtz, Andrew Mitchell and Peter K. Yu – who examine a wide range of issues such as investment law, international trade law, and international intellectual property. By bringing together these issues, the book asks how international trade and investment regimes utilise science and technology, and whether they do so fairly and in the interest of broader public policies. This book will be of great interest to researchers of international economic law, health law, technology law and international intellectual property law.