Computers and the Law provides readers with an introduction to the legal issues associated with computing – particularly in the massively networked context of the Internet. Assuming no previous knowledge of the law or any special knowledge of programming or computer science, this textbook offers undergraduates of all disciplines and professionals in the computing industry an understanding of basic legal principles and an awareness of the peculiarities associated with legal issues in cyberspace. This is not a law school casebook, but rather a variety of carefully chosen, relevant cases presented in redacted form. The full cases are available on an ancillary Web site. The pervasiveness of computing in modern society has generated numerous legal ambiguities. This book introduces readers to the fundamental workings of the law in physical space and suggests the opportunity to create new types of laws with nontraditional goals.Read more
- Accessible to undergraduates of all disciplines and computing industry professionals
- Offers an introduction to fundamental workings of law in physical space and cyberspace
- Includes many redacted case studies relevant to discussion of computing in modern society
- Includes an ancillary website of full unredacted case studies cited in text
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- Date Published: August 2009
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521886505
- length: 472 pages
- dimensions: 262 x 184 x 30 mm
- weight: 1kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The common law and statutory law
3. Torts introduction
5. Third-party liability
7. Trade secrets
9. The right of privacy
11. The right of publicity
12. Constitutional law
13. Pornography and obscenity
14. Advertising and spam
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