This is an easy-to-read, jargon-busting guide to the legal issues affecting UK online business. The use of bullet points and checklists provide useful aids, while the sample clauses and contracts are invaluable. The book deals with the UK's E-Commerce Regulations (EC Directive) 2002, and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. It explains how these affect online 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 practical analysis of contract issues including web site design, hosting content, linking, outsourcing, and other third party relationships. Since the first edition was published, there have been significant developments including court cases affecting file-sharing (such as Napster); the UK Police and Justice Act 2006, which introduced stiffer sentences for some computer-related offenses; and the massive growth of online auctions, gambling, and entertainment.
Publication Date: 1/11/2008