The Internet, Law and Society

The Internet, Law and Society

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Students and academics taking courses in IT law, computer law, Internet law, as well as courses in core law areas on which Internet law is increasingly impinging, e.g. criminal law, criminology and criminal justice, torts, civil liberties, intellectual property, and commercial law. Also, practitioners, and the general market. This book examines topical themes relating to the Internet and its relationship with law and policy in a social and political context. It is concerned with the law in action as much as black-letter law. Issues are covered under the broad headings of: the Internet and society, governance in a transnational environment, legal institutions and the law professions, and legal controversies in cyberspace.show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19mm | 1,145g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • LONGMAN
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0582356563
  • 9780582356566

Table of contents

PART 1: THE INTERNET, LAW AND SOCIETY 1. The Internet, Law and Society, Clive Walker, David Wall and Yaman Akdeniz. PART 2: GOVERNANCE OF THE INTERNET 2. The Roles of Government in National/International Internet Administration, Stephen Saxby. 3. The Governance of the Internet in Europe, Andrew Charlesworth. 4. Jurisdiction and Choice of Law in a Borderless Electronic Environment, Alan Reed. PART 3: LEGAL INSITUTIONS AND PROFESSIONS AND THE INTERNET 5. Lawyers in the Information Age, David Wall. 6. Cyber-Constitutionalism and Digital Democracy, Clive Walker. 7. Policing the Internet: Maintaining Order and Law on the Cyber-beat, David S. Wall. 8. Criminal Justice Processes and the Internet, Clive Walker. PART 4: LEGAL CONTROVERSIES IN CYBERSPACE 9. Sexually-Oriented Expression, Yaman Akdeniz and Nadine Strossen. 10. Child Pornography, Yaman Akdeniz. 11. Hate Speech, Barry Steinhardt. 12. Hacking, Viruses and Fraud, Martin Wasik. 13. Defamation on the Internet, Yaman Akdeniz and Horton Rogers 14. Whisper Who Dares: Encryption, Privacy Rights and the New World Disorder, Yaman Akdeniz and Clive Walker. 15. Electronic Commerce, Paul Eden. General Bibliography. List of Contributors. Index of Cases and Statutes. Index of Contents.show more

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"...it is an accessible investigation into how the Internet, the law and our society co-exist and how they can and should interact and develop together" "the book presents a clear, concise examination" "...an excellent overview of developments and pitfalls" "This is an excellent, broad-based introduction to the main issues surrounding cyber-constitutionalism" "The discussion of the main issues here is measured and very well researched...an excellent introduction to the increasingly complex area of policing the Internet" "...an essential, accessible handbook for anyone, student, law professional or interested party, seeking a critical discussion of the socio-legal situation surrounding the development of cyberspace and an examination of the amin policy issues" Catherine Russell, Manchester Metropolitan University (Entertainment Law) The book brings together some of the leading Information Technology lawyers and academics and this leads to it being an excellent, and readable, text. Any student studying IT Law should at least consider purchasing this textbook. Student Law Journal, Hull University.show more

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