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Online Law:
The SPA's Legal Guide to Doing Business on the Internet

by Thomas J. Smedinghoff

ISBN 0201489805 / 9780201489804 / 0-201-48980-5
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Book summary

Written for the layperson but extensively annotated for the experienced lawyer, this book provides clear guidance through the rapidly developing law of electronic commerce. Issues covered in detail include (but are by no means limited to):

  • What rules govern online advertising?
  • What are the legal issues involved in setting up a Web site?
  • How do you create and enforce online contracts?
  • How can you use digital signatures to facilitate electronic commerce?
  • Who owns the rights to online information?
  • When can you "borrow" online materials from others?
  • What are the rules for using sexually explicit materials on the Net?
  • What constitutes illegal conduct online?
  • Can employers legally read their employees' e-mail?
Written by attorneys from the Information Technology Law Department at McBride Baker & Coles, sponsored by the Software Publishers Association, and Highly Recommended by Books. [via]