Introduction to Information Technology Law

Series
Longman
Author
David Bainbridge  
Publisher
Pearson Longman
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
720
Pub.-date
July 2007
ISBN13
9781405846660
ISBN
1405846666
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Description

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.

Features

  • In-depth discussion of the implications of technological advances, including e-signatures and outsourcing

  • Extensive coverage of the Directive on Copyright and the Information Society and related Statutory Instruments

  • Companion website with regular updates to the law, multiple-choice questions, weblinks, online glossary and exam style questions with answer plans.

New to this Edition

  • New chapters on Criminal Evidence and Forensics and Freedom of Information
  • A new part introducing students to the professional and ethical context in which computer use operates

Table of Contents

Preface

Table of cases

Table of legislation

Glossary of computer and legal terms

Civil procedure terminology

Abbreviations

  1. 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

 

Back Cover

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 information and communications technology.  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 and information professionals.

Key features

  • End of chapter summaries help students identify and draw together the main points of each topic
  • Multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter reinforce student learning and understanding of each subject
  • Accompanied by a Companion Website at www.mylawchamber.co.uk/bainbridgeit, that offers students additional multiple questions and answers, problem questions, regular updates on major legal changes and web links to valuable online resources.
  • A new resource for lecturers is available with this edition and can be downloaded from the Companion Website. The instructor’s manual contains answer plans for the extended problem questions in the textbook, additional questions and photocopiable masters of all diagrams in the book. 

New to this edition

The sixth edition has been bought completely up to date and includes the latest legal developments in this dynamic area of the law. It contains:

  • New chapters on Criminal Evidence and Forensics and Freedom of Information
  • In-depth discussion of the implications of technological advances, including e-signatures and outsourcing
  • Extensive coverage of the Directive on Copyright and the Information Society and related Statutory Instruments
  • A new part introducing students to the professional and ethical context in which computer use operates

About the author

David I. Bainbridge is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Aston Business School, Aston University and an honorary member at Hardwicke Building, Lincoln’s Inn. He has a background in Engineering and Information Technology.

 

 


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