Introduction to Computer Law, 5th Edition


By David Bainbridge
December 2004
Pearson / Longman
ISBN: 0582473659
597 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$89.50 Paper Original

OUT OF PRINT


Introduction to Computer Law has established itself as the leading text on computer law for non-specialist students studying the subject as part of a business information technology, computing or engineering course. The book's key strengths lie in its comprehensive coverage and accessibility to non-specialists.

Features
" Completely up-to-date with the latest legal developments, including data protection and e-commerce issues
" Comprehensive and accessible text written by expert authors
" Companion Website features quarterly updates

Contents
Preface
Tables of cases
Table of legislation
Glossary of computer and legal terms
Civil procedure terminology
Abbreviations
1. Introduction
PART ONE: COMPUTERS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
2. Overview of intellectual property rights
3. Copyright basics
4. Computer software and copyright
5. Copyright and databases
6. Computer-generated works
7. Copyright and electronic publishing
8. Copyright in the information society
9. The law of confidence
10. Patent law
11. Trade marks and passing off
12. Designs
13. Semiconductor products
14. International implications and summary
PART TWO: COMPUTER CONTRACTS
15. Introduction to computer contracts
16. Fundamentals of computer contracts
17. Liability for defective hardware and software
18. Contracts for writing software
19. Licence agreements for 'off-the-shelf' software
20. Website development contracts
21. Hardware contracts
22. Summary and checklist
PART THREE: ELECTRONIC CONTRACTS AND TORTS
23. Nature, content and formation of electronic contracts
24. Performance of electronic contracts and evidential aspects
25. Torts related to electronic information
26. Liability of information society service providers for illegal material
PART FOUR: COMPUTERS AND CRIME
27. Nature of computer crime
28. Computer fraud
29. Computer hacking - unauthorised access to computer material
30. Unauthorised modification of computer programs or data
31. Piracy and related offences
32. Computer pornography and harassment
33. Computer crime - concluding remarks
PART FIVE: DATA PROTECTION
34. Introduction and background to the Data Protection Act 1998
35. Data controllers and the Data Protection Act 1998
36. Data subjects' rights
37. Privacy in electronic communications
38. Summary of Data Protection Law
Selected bibliography
Index

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