E-Business: practical guide to the laws 2e
This is an easy-to-read, jargon-busting guide to the legal issues affecting online business. The use of bullet points and checklists provide useful aide memoirs, while the sample clauses and contracts are invaluable. The book deals with the E-Commerce Regulations (EC Directive) 2002, and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
It explains how these affect on-line trading and marketing. Offering practical advice on how to manage e-business issues, the book also explains various contractual relationships which directors and managers will be asked to enter into. The authors provide useful pointers on negotiation and the practical analysis of contract issues including web site design and build, hosting content, linking, outsourcing and other third party relationships.
Since the first edition was published there have been significant developments:
- Court cases affecting file-sharing (such as Napster)
- The Police and Justice Act 2006 introduced stiffer sentences for some computer-related offences
- The massive growth if online auctions, gambling and entertainment (hence the recent sale of YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion)