This is an easy-to-read, jargon-busting guide to the legal issues affecting online business in the UK. The use of bullet points and checklists provide useful memory aid, while the sample clauses and contracts are invaluable. The book looks at the E-Commerce Regulations (EC Directive) 2002 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. It explains how these affect on-line trading and marketing. Offering practical advice on how to manage e-business issues, the book also explains various contractual relationships which directors and managers will be asked to enter into. The authors provide useful pointers on negotiation and the practical analysis of contract issues including web site design, hosting content, linking, outsourcing, and other third party relationships. Significant developments since the first edition include: court cases affecting file-sharing (such as Napster), the UK's Police and Justice Act 2006 which introduced stiffer sentences for some computer-related offenses, the Companies Act 2009 which created new requirements for websites and e-mail, and the massive growth of online auctions, gambling, and entertainment.
Publication Date: 3/18/2009