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Cyber Law in Ireland by Maeve Mcdonagh, Micheál O’dowd

Cyber Law in Ireland

By Maeve Mcdonagh, Micheál O’dowd


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical guide to cyber law – the law affecting information and communication technology (ICT) – in Ireland covers every aspect of the subject, including intellectual property rights in the ICT sector, relevant competition rules, drafting and negotiating ICT-related contracts, electronic transactions, privacy issues, and computer crime. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the detailed explanation of specific characteristics of practice and procedure.

Following a general introduction, the book assembles its information and guidance in seven main areas of practice: the regulatory framework of the electronic communications market; software protection, legal protection of databases or chips, and other intellectual property matters; contracts with regard to software licensing and network services, with special attention to case law in this area; rules with regard to electronic evidence, regulation of electronic signatures, electronic banking, and electronic commerce; specific laws and regulations with respect to the liability of network operators and service providers and related product liability; protection of individual persons in the context of the processing of personal data and confidentiality; and the application of substantive criminal law in the area of ICT.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Ireland will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative law in this relatively new and challenging field.

Resources Table of Contents
Publish Date 03/06/2015
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041160058
SKU 10057606-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors.

List of Abbreviations.

General Introduction.

Chapter 1. General Background of the Country.

Chapter 2. Telecommunications Infrastructure.

Chapter 3. ICT Market.

Chapter 4. E-Commerce Facts and Figures.

Chapter 5. E-Government Initiatives.

Part I. Regulatory Framework of the ICT Sector.

Chapter 1. Regulatory Framework of the Telecoms Sector.

Chapter 2. Regulation of Competition in the ICT Market.

Chapter 3. Regulation of Cryptography and Other Dual-Use Goods.

Chapter 4. Legal Status of Standardization.

Chapter 5. Legal Status of Out-of-Court Dispute Settlement.

Part II. Protection of Intellectual Property in the ICT Sector.

Chapter 1. Application of Copyright in the Area of ICT.

Chapter 2. Legal Protection of Software.

Chapter 3. Legal Protection of Databases.

Chapter 4. Legal Protection of Computer Chips.

Chapter 5. Internet Domain Name Registration

Chapter 6. Copyright and the Internet.

Part III. ICT Contracts.

Chapter 1. Hardware Contracts.

Chapter 2. Software Contracts.

Chapter 3. Turnkey Contracts.

Chapter 4. Distribution Agreements.

Chapter 5. Maintenance Contracts.

Chapter 6. Cloud Computing Agreements.

Chapter 7. Facilities Management.

Chapter 8. Government Contracts.

Part IV. Electronic Transactions.

Chapter 1. Legal Status of Electronic Transactions.

Chapter 2. Regulation of Electronic Signatures and Certification Services.

Chapter 3. Legal Aspects of Electronic Banking.

Chapter 4. Protection of Users of Electronic Services.

Part V. Non-contractual Liability.

Chapter 1. Introduction to the Law of Negligence.

Chapter 2. Liability of Network Operators and Service Providers.

Chapter 3. Product Liability.

Part VI. Privacy Protection.

Chapter 1. Regulation of Personal Data Processing.

Chapter 2. Protection of Telecommunications Privacy.

Part VII. Computer-Related Crime.

Chapter 1. General Legal Development.

Chapter 2. Application of Substantive Criminal Law.

Chapter 3. Procedural Law