The information society calls for new legal solutions. Emergent technical infrastructures combined with globalisation of organisations are giving rise to numerous legal quandaries. Lawyers as well as those designing and maintaining the technology of the information society must be aware of the legal issues and pitfalls. - How can you legally protect intellectual property rights on the Internet? - Under what circumstances is it possible for an employee to claim copyright to a program code developed at the working place? - What are the preconditions for an electronic signature to be legally valid? - What kind of dispute settlement may be resorted to in an Internet environment? - How can law help in counterbalancing IT-related challenges to fundamental principles of freedom of information and expression? These are just some of the issues dealt with in this anthology. This book is primarily intended for use as course literature for students in computer sciences, informatics and various courses in IT – Law. It is also suitable for IT – professionals looking for a deeper understanding of legal issues posed by new technology and by new means of communicating and doing business.
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