Information Technology Law provides a thorough account of information technology (IT) law. The volume looks at the subject in a wide context, examining the legal response to the latest IT-related developments within society, bringing the law to life and examining how legal issues in IT can affect everyone. This title considers issues in IT law on European and international scales, providing a realistic overview of how the law in this area operates globally and encouraging further thought and investigation about the current issues within IT law. The ninth edition covers major new legislation in this field, including the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018 l and its impact and scope; especially in the light of recent high-profile security breaches; updated coverage of patent and copyright law including consideration of the role of standard essential patents and standardisation within the IT sector, and digital rights management; discussion of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 with regards to digital products and content; and consideration of new cases in all areas of the law.
Ian J. Lloyd
Information Technology Law: The Law and Society is the ideal companion for a course of study on information technology law and the ways in which it is evolving in response to rapid technological and social change. The fourth edition of this groundbreaking 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 the challenges 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. The author’s highly original and thought-provoking approach to the subject also makes it essential reading for researchers, IT professionals, and policymakers. This fourth edition includes expanded coverage of net neutrality, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology as well as being significantly explained to cover developments in data retention and protection in light of significant developments in the area.