Electronic Commerce and International Private Law

Author: Lorna E. Gillies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317145240
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Electronic Commerce and International Private Law examines the maximization of consumer protection via the consumer's jurisdiction and law. It discusses the proposition that a new connecting factor be used to improve the efficiency of juridical protection for consumers who contract with foreign sellers by electronic means and offers recommendations as to how to amend existing jurisdiction and choice of law rules to provide a basis for the consumer to sue in his own jurisdiction and for the law of the consumer's domicile to apply. The book will be a valuable resource for academics, students and practitioners working in the areas of international private law, electronic commerce law and consumer law.

E commerce Law

Author: Henricus Joseph Snijders
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041199179
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This book elaborates and updates a staff exchange that took place in 2001 among legal scholars from the Universities of Oxford and Leiden. Its insights represent some of the best-informed thinking on the legal aspects of this all-pervasive feature of contemporary society.

Research Handbook on EU Internet Law

Author: Andrej Savin
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1782544178
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This innovative book provides an overview of the latest developments and controversies in European Internet law. It is grouped in sections that correspond to the most disputed areas, looking consecutively at policy and governance, copyright, private in

Enforcement of International Contracts in the European Union

Author: Johan Meeusen
Publisher: Intersentia nv
ISBN: 9050953727
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The enforcement of international contracts in the European Union is increasingly dependent on Community (rather than national) private international law. This book examines the present status and future prospects of Community private international law in the contractual area. It focuses in particular upon the joint analysis of the Rome Convention of 19 June 1980 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (which is likely to be converted in the near future into the Rome I-regulation) and the Brussels I-regulation. Rather than attempting a comprehensive study of Brussels I and Rome I, this book examines a number of key issues considered particularly pertinent from the point of view of the coherence between both instruments. This approach should contribute to the consistency of Community policy-making and legislation in the field of international contracts, to the benefit of market participants. This book is the culmination of a research project funded by the European Commission (DG Justice and Home Affairs, Framework programme for judicial co-operation in civil matters) and co-ordinated by the University of Antwerp Belgium. Eminent European experts have contributed to the book which should prove of interest to law makers, academics and practitioners concerned with the enforcement of contracts in a cross-border context.

Cyber Consumer Law and Unfair Trading Practices

Author: Cristina Coteanu
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754624172
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Of great interest to practitioners, policymakers and academics - as well as to consumers and traders in general - this timely work addresses all important legal and practical issues that arise in connection with online trading. This important work outlines the existing legislation and legal jurisprudence in the EU and the US and exposes the potential for unfair commercial practices to arise from online contracts, electronic agents, disclosure of information, online advertising and online dispute resolution in cross-border transactions. The continuing prevalence of unfair commercial practices will ensure this book remains in great demand.

The New Legal Framework for E Commerce in Europe

Author: Lilian Edwards
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847312616
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This collection of essays by well known specialists in e-commerce and Internet law, drawn from both academe and practice, analyses recent crucial legislation which has created, for the first time, a legal regime governing European electronic commerce. The central focus is on the European Electronic Commerce Directive and its implementation in the UK since August 2002. The E-Commerce Directive develops a distinctive European strategy for regulating and promoting on-line business and the information society. Areas of the Directive analysed include contracting on-line, Internet service provider liability, consumer privacy including spam and 'cookies', country of origin regulation, and on-line alternative dispute resolution (ODR). Further chapters move beyond the Directive to discuss other important new laws in this domain, including the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive, the Distance Selling Directives, the Electronic Money Directive, the Lawful Business regulations on employee surveillance, the disability discrimination rules affecting websites and the extension of VAT to on-line transactions. Both the European framework and the rules as implemented in the UK are examined and critiqued for how well they meet the needs of business and consumers.

Emerging Electronic Highways New Challenges for Politics and Law

Author: V. J. J. M. Bekkers
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041101837
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Electronic highways are emerging; the information society is in the making. Who is building the infrastructure, and whose interests are to be taken into account in establishing the electronic superhighway? How will it affect democracy, political debate, and public administration? What applications can we expect, and what changes should be made in European law in reaction to such new technological developments as interactive multimedia or the globalization of the telecommunications infrastructure? We can look forward to consumer-oriented electronic services, but can we retain our privacy in such open surroundings? How will the allure of electronic commerce alter present regulations in such diverse areas as cryptography policy, civil liability, and the levying of taxes? This book sets out important administrative and legal implications for political scientists, lawyers, as well as other professionals working on electronic highways.