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Published: 15 July 2019

736 Pages


ISBN: 9780198804727

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Information Technology Law

The Law and Society

Fourth Edition

Andrew Murray

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the law as it relates to the modern online environment, including governance, digital content and intellectual property, criminal activity and e-commerce in the information society, and privacy and data protection
  • Discusses the unique challenges of the information society, with reference to network neutrality, digital speech and the fake news challenge, virtual currencies including cryptocurrency , and the future challenges presented by user generated content, smart contracts and blockchain.
  • Includes regular highlight and case study boxes, which place the legal theory into context and encourage students to engage critically with the subject
  • Supported by additional online resources which include online only chapters, updates, web links, a glossary of key terms, and outline answers to the book's end of chapter questions to help students further their understanding of the main topics

New to this Edition:

  • New chapters looking at net neutrality; digital creatives and copyright law; consumer protection; and and the international trade in personal data.
  • Expanded coverage of copyright in the digital environment; copyright infringement in the digital environment; the legal framework for data protection; and rights and obligations at data protection law.
  • New sections on behavioural regulation; platform regulation; fake news; blockchain; smart contracts; and age verification.

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