Producers and Consumers in EU E-Commerce Law
By John Dickie
Producers and Consumers in EU E-Commerce Law argues that the European Union is failing adequately to protect consumers' critical interests in the area of e-commerce. The author compares the Union's close and rapidly enacted protection of producers' critical interests in e-commerce, in terms of authorship and in 'domain-identity', with its faltering steps towards protection of consumers' corresponding interests, seen in terms of fair trading, privacy and (on behalf of children) morality. The author assesses the threats posed to these disparate interests, the extent to which self-help can and does neutralize those threats and, regarding any gaps left, the extent to which the Union has stepped into the breach.
Publication Date: 7/24/2005