Friday, July 17, 2009
I'm very happy to announce that the above book is now at proof stage and on schedule to be out for the new academic year. Here is another look at the lovely cover courtesy of Randall Munroe of XKCD :-) Many thanks to all the contributors who worked so hard and waited so long for this. The full list of contents is:
Part I Introduction – Governance
Introduction: International Governance and the Internet
Part II Electronic Commerce
1. The Fall and Rise of Intermediary Liability Online
2. The Changing Face of Electronic Consumer Contracts in the Twenty-First Century: Fit for Purpose?
Christine Riefa and Julia Hörnle
3. The Jurisdictional Challenge of the Internet
4. EC regulation of audio-visual content on the Internet
Part III Intellectual Property
5. ‘Appropriate for the Digital Age’? Copyright and the Internet:
(1) Scope of Copyright
Hector L MacQueen
6. ‘Appropriate for the Digital Age’? Copyright and the Internet:
(2) Exceptions and Licensing
Hector L MacQueen
7. Search engines and copyright: Shaping information markets
8. Search Engines, Keyword Advertising and Trade Marks: Fair Innovation or Free Riding?
Tobias Bednarz and Charlotte Waelde
9. Domain Names and Trade Marks: an Uncomfortable Inter-relationship.
10. Protection of Computer Software
11. Free and Open Source Software
12. Scholarly communications and new technologies: open access
13. Competition, IP and the Internet
Part III Privacy, data protection and cyber-crime
14. Privacy & Data Protection1 : The Laws Don’t Work
15. Consumer Privacy Law 1: Online Direct Marketing
16. Consumer Privacy Law 2: Data Collection, Profiling and Targeting
17. Privacy and Surveillance: Legal and Socioeconomic Aspects of State Intrusion into Electronic Communications
18. The Retention of Communications Data in Europe and the UK
19. A Criminological Introduction to Cyber-crime
20. Pornography, Censorship and the Internet
21. Information Security and Cyber-crime
Ian Brown, Lilian Edwards and Chris Marsden
Pending publication, I've uploaded the draft versions of several of the chapters for viewing - please note some or all of these are likely to come down after publication - so if you're interested, go look now!
Pornography, Censorship and the Internet - Liian Edwards
Consumer Privacy Law 2: Data Collection, Profiling and Targeting - Lilian Edwards and Jordan Hatcher
Information Security and Cybercrime - Ian Brown, Lilian Edwards and Chris Marsden
Ps I have also uploaded a couple of my filesharing and three strikes pieces to my SSRN page.
Monday, July 13, 2009
There's also a write up to go with it here.
I'll be giving an updated version of this at GiKii in Amsterdam in September :-)
Saturday, July 04, 2009
"A federal judge on Thursday overturned guilty verdicts against Lori Drew, issuing a directed acquittal on three misdemeanor charges.
Drew, 50, was accused of participating in a cyberbullying scheme against 13-year-old Megan Meier who later committed suicide. The case against Drew hinged on the government’s novel argument that violating MySpace’s terms of service was the legal equivalent of computer hacking. But U.S. District Judge George Wu found the premise troubling.
“It basically leaves it up to a website owner to determine what is a crime,” said Wu on Thursday, echoing what critics of the case have been saying for months. “And therefore it criminalizes what would be a breach of contract.”"
This was always likely to be a blip case brought on by a particularly unfortunate set of circumstances. But it's good to see it not being left in place long as any kind of precedent.