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Information Technology Law

Author : Andrew Murray
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Information Technology Law is the ideal companion for a course of study on IT law and the ways in which it is evolving in response to rapid technological and social change. The third edition of this ground-breaking textbook develops its unique examination of the legal processes and their relationship to the modern "information society". Charting the development of the rapid digitization of society and its impact on established legal principles, Murray examines thechallenges faced with enthusiasm and clarity. Following a clearly-defined part structure, the text begins by defining the information society and discussing how it may be regulated, before moving on to explore issues of internet governance, privacy and surveillance, intellectual property and rights,and commerce within the digital sphere. Comprehensive and engaging, Information Technology Law takes an original and thought-provoking approach to examining this fast-moving area of law in context. Online Resource Centre: The third edition is supported by a range of online resources, including:* Additional chapters on the Digital Sphere and Virtual Environments* Audio podcasts suitable for revision* Updates to the law post-publication* A flashcard glossary of key terms and concepts* Outline answers to end of chapter questions* A link to the author's blog, The IT Lawyer* Web links

The Future of the Public Domain

Author : Lucie M. C. R. Guibault
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The presence of a robust public domain is an essential precondition for cultural, social and economic development and for a healthy democratic process. But the public domain is under pressure as a result of the ongoing march towards an information economy. Items of information, which in the `old economy had little or no economic value, such as factual data, personal data, genetic information and pure ideas, have acquired independent economic value in the current information age, and consequently become the object of property rights making the information a tradable commodity. How and to what extent does the commodification of information affect the free flow of information and the integrity of the public domain? Does the freedom of expression and information, guaranteed inter alia in the European Convention on Human Rights, call for active state intervention to `save the public domain? What means both legal and practical are available or might be conceived to guarantee and foster a robust public domain? These were the main questions that were addressed in a major collaborative research project led by the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam (IViR) in co-operation with the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) of Tilburg University, and funded by ITeR, the Dutch National Program for Information Technology and Law. Thirteen contributions from academia worldwide make up the present book, addressing the future of the public domain from a different angle. In addition, all authors were invited to reflect upon the notion and role of the public domain in the context of information law and policy. Should this concept be limited to that of a `negative image of (intellectual) property protection, i.e. all publicly available information not subject to a property right, and therefore freely (i.e. gratis) available, or should a broader approach be taken, e.g. all information available from public sources at affordable cost? Should information policies be aimed at maximizing the public domain or optimizing information flows? To what extent are these aims congruent? This book takes a broader, `information law oriented approach towards the question of preserving the public domain, in which a wide range of interrelated legal questions converge. Issues treated in this book include: Economic analysis of the public domain Fundamental rights analysis of the public domain Impact of the application of technological protection measures and contractual restrictions on the public domain The impact of the expansion of copyright, database right and patent rights on the public domain The impact of the commodification of private data, government information, indigenous knowledge on the public domain The capacity of the Open Source and Creative Commons Movements to preserve the integrity of the public domain The Future of the Public Domain is an important work for all those interested or involved in the regulation of the knowledge economy. Legal scholars, academic and research institutions, corporate counsel, lawyers, government policymakers and regulators all these and more will benefit enormously from the thoughtful and incisive discussions presented here.

Introduction to Information Technology Law

Author : David I. Bainbridge
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Now in its sixth edition, Introduction to Information Technology Law (formerly Introduction to Computer Law), provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the law as it relates to computers. Adopting a practical approach that places the law in the context of computer use, this book is highly suitable for undergraduate law students, non-specialist students and computer professionals.

Digital Data Collection and Information Privacy Law

Author : Mark Burdon
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Calling for future law reform, Burdon questions if you will have privacy in a world of ubiquitous data collection.

Freedom of Information Act Guide and Privacy Act Overview 1996

Author : DIANE Publishing Company
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The Freedom of Information Act

Author : Susan Singleton
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Provides essential information on this new legislation with complete guidance on commercial issues, confidentiality, public sector contracts and tenders.

Information Law and Practice

Author : Paul Marett
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Information is being seen more and more as a commercially marketable commodity. Ideals of freedom of information can conflict with ownership rights in intellectual property. It is essential for workers in the information field, librarians or information scientists, communications, media or information technology specialists to be familiar with the law as it relates to their work. This is not a book for the legal specialist but a guide to information law. Whilst the main emphasis is on copyright, other areas of intellectual property, particularly patents, are outlined. Ownership rights in literary, artistic and musical works, and in broadcasts, are discussed and particular attention is paid to the problems posed by new technologies. Pitfalls for the information provider such as libel, obscenity and racial incitement are set in their legal context. Case studies and news items are cited within the the text.

Freedom of Information Act and Nondisclosure Provisions in Other Federal Laws

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The IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management

Author : Mr Jules Winterton
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Around the world, legal information managers, law librarians and other legal information specialists work in many settings: law schools, private law firms, courts, government, and public law libraries of various types. They are characterized by their expertise in working with legal information in its many forms, and by their work supporting legal professionals, scholars, or students training to become lawyers. In an ever-shrinking world and a time of unprecedented technological change, the work of legal information managers is challenging and exciting, calling on specialized knowledge and skills, regardless of where in the world they practice their profession. Their role within legal systems contributes substantially to the administration of justice and the rule of law. This International Handbook addresses the policy and strategic issues with which legal information managers and law librarians need to engage in the context of the diverse legal environments in which they work. It provides resources, analysis, and considered studies on an international basis for seasoned professionals, those about to enter the field, and anyone interested in the evolution of legal information in the twenty-first century.

Freedom of Information Law in Ireland

Author : Maeve McDonagh
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This book seeks to provide a clear and detailed explanation of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1997. It begins with a discussion of the development of freedom of information laws internationally, both at domestic and international levels. The history of the Act in Ireland is then explored. Many of the Act's provisions are based on those of corresponding Australian and Canadian legislation. The book, therefore, draws extensively from the interpretation of such provisions in those jurisdictions. The relationship of the Act with existing Irish legislation relating to access to government information is also explained. The main focus of the book is upon the substance of the Act itself. It concentrates on the four main elements of the Act: * The right of access to government records * The duty of public bodies to publish information relating to their activities * The right to have incorrect personal records amended * The right to be given reasons for administrative decisions.

Information Law

Author : Charles Oppenheim
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Library, information and knowledge professionals are often at the front line of managing and monitoring their organisation’s legal compliance and have roles and responsibilities in both complying with the law and taking advantage of its provisions. To do their jobs effectively, they need not only to understand the law, but also to develop the skills, confidence and organisational policy frameworks to apply the law’s principles to their context of use. They need the knowledge and skills to help them decide what is acceptable and to develop appropriate risk aware approaches when things are not clear-cut. Information Law: Compliance for librarians, information professionals and knowledge managers provides an overview of important information law issues along with tools and guidance to help readers establish a framework so that their organisation can both comply with its legal responsibilities and support a suitably risk aware environment which optimises access and use. Based on the authors’ many years in professional practice and on their proven ‘Compliance Methodology’, it will help readers understand the legal issues that are central to the information they hold or that they wish to access.

The Freedom of Information Act

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Technology and the Law
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Information Technology Law

Author : Ian Lloyd
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Do you download music or shop online? Who regulates large companies such as Google and Facebook? How safe is your personal data on the internet? Information technology affects all aspects of modern life. From the information shared on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to online shopping and mobile devices, it is rare that a person is not touched by some form of IT every day. Information Technology Law examines the legal dimensions of these everyday interactions with technology and the impact on privacy and data protection, as well as their relationship to other areas of substantive law, including intellectual property and criminal proceedings. Since the pioneering publication of the first edition over twenty years ago, this forward-thinking text has established itself as the most readable and comprehensive textbook on the subject, covering the key topics in this dynamic and fast-moving field in a clear and engaging style. Focussing primarily on developments within the UK and EU, this book provides a broad-ranging introduction and analysis of the increasingly complex relationship between the law and IT. Information Technology Law is essential reading for students of IT law and also appropriate for business and management students, as well as IT and legal professionals. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre hosts a catalogue of web links to key readings, updates to the law since publication, as well as linking to the author's own IT law blog.

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

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In the same way that it has become part of all our lives, computer technology is now integral to the work of the legal profession. The JURIX Foundation has been organizing annual international conferences in the area of computer science and law since 1988, and continues to support cutting-edge research and applications at the interface between law and computer technology. This book contains the 16 full papers and 6 short papers presented at the 26th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2013), held in December 2013 in Bologna, Italy. The papers cover a wide range of research topics and application areas concerning the advanced management of legal information and knowledge, including computational techniques for: classifying and extracting information from, and detecting conflicts in, regulatory texts; modeling legal argumentation and representing case narratives; improving the retrieval of legal information and extracting information from legal case texts; conducting e-discovery; and, applications involving intellectual property and IP licensing, online dispute resolution, delivering legal aid to the public and organizing the administration of local law and regulations. The book will be of interest to all those associated with the legal profession whose work involves the use of computer technology.

Information Technology and Traditional Legal Concepts

Author : Richard Jones
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Information technology has served to revolutionise the use, exchange, and protection of information. The growth of the internet, the convergence of technologies as well as the development of user generated and social networking sites has meant that significant amounts of person data as well as copyrighted materials are now readily accessible. Within this changing cultural landscape the legal concepts of privacy, data protection, intellectual property and criminality have necessarily had to develop and adapt. In this volume a number of international scholars consider this process and whether it has merely been a question of the law adapting to technology or whether technology has been forced to adapt to law. Technologies have wrought a culture shift it is therefore apposite to ask whether legal concepts, as reflections of culture, should also change. It is in this volume where papers on privacy date protection, intellectual protection and cyber crime begin address this question. This book was published as a special issue of International review of Law Computers and Technology.

Freedom of Information Act Requirements and Implementation Continue to Evolve

Author : Valerie C. Melvin
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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes that federal agencies must provide the public with access to government information, enabling them to learn about government operations and decisions. To help ensure proper implementation, the act requires that agencies annually report specific information about their FOIA operations, such as numbers of requests received and processed and other statistics. In work reported from 2001 to 2008, the auditor examined the annual reports for major agencies, describing the status of reported implementation and any observable trends. This testimony discusses previous work on FOIA implementation, as well as on selected changes in the FOIA landscape resulting from legislation, policy, and guidance.

A Citizen s Guide on Using the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 to Request Government Records

Author : DIANE Publishing Company
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Covers all aspects of requesting information from Federal government agencies (FOIA requests). Extensive appendix includes sample request & appeal letters, a bibliography & the text of both Acts. Very popular!!

Freedom of Information Act

Author : Linda Koontz
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Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), federal agencies must generally provide access to their information, enabling the public to learn about government operations and decisions. The act requires that agencies report annually to the Attorney General on their processing of FOIA requests. Agencies were also to report on their progress in implementing plans to improve FOIA operations, as directed by a Dec. 2005 Executive Order. A major goal of the Order was reducing backlogs of overdue FOIA requests. This study determines trends in FOIA processing and agencies¿ progress in addressing backlogs of overdue FOIA requests since implementing their improvement plans. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Author : Great Britain: Information Commissioner's Office
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The Law and Consumer Credit Information in the European Community

Author : Federico Ferretti
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Consumer credit information systems are the tools used by the majority of lenders to manage credit risk, with lenders accessing credit reference databases managed by third party providers to evaluate a consumer’s credit application. So far, the subject of consumer credit reporting has been left to the predominant attention of the economic and business management scholarship and little or no consideration has been paid by lawyers. This book aims to rectify this by examining the legal framework and compliance in the European Community (EC) of such consumer information sharing arrangements which have become increasingly integrated in the credit granting practices of the Member States. The book looks at the laws which surround and affect consumer credit reporting, including bank secrecy obligations. Consumer credit reporting and its relationship to human rights is also explored, as every individual is in the EC is entitled to informational privacy. The book asks questions such as to what extent should the privacy of consumers be balanced against the aims and functions of consumer credit reporting, and how do the financial information sharing arrangements comply with the positive law, particularly the European data protection legislation?