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Computers and the Law
An Introduction to Basic Legal Principles and Their Application in Cyberspace

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  • Date Published: August 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521886505

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  • 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.

    • 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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    Product details

    • 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
    2. Contracts
    3. Torts introduction
    4. Defamation
    5. Third-party liability
    6. Copyrights
    7. Trade secrets
    8. Trademarks
    9. The right of privacy
    10. E-mail
    11. The right of publicity
    12. Constitutional law
    13. Pornography and obscenity
    14. Advertising and spam
    15. Jurisdiction.

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    Computers and the Law

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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Computer Crime
    • Computer Law & Ethics
    • Computer Law and Policy
    • Cyber Law and Compliance for IA Systems
    • Cyberlaw
    • Digital Media Law and Ethics
    • Information and Technology Ethics and Law
    • Legal, Social, Ethical, and Economic Issues in Computing
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    Robert Dunne, Yale University, Connecticut
    Robert Dunne is an Attorney and Senior Lecturer at Yale University's Department of Computer Science, specializing in legal problems arising from the use of computers in contemporary society. He has written on alternative paradigms for behavioral control in cyberspace, the impact of cyberspace on the legal profession, and Internet crime. Professor Dunne is currently Co-Director of the Center for Internet Studies and a Fellow of Silliman College, and he was the 2006 winner of the William Clyde Devane medal for excellence in teaching and scholarship, all at Yale.

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