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.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 546
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 27 mm
An essential text for all students, scholars and practitioners of e-commerce regulation, it holds important international lessons regarding successes and limitations of the EU's approach in this regulatory space...Edwards' excellent volume is both internationally relevant and socially important... Andrea M. Matwyshyn International Journal of Law and Information Technology 2008 ...this is a book which should be on the shelves of any lawyer - practising or academic - who has an interest in E-Commerce. TJ McIntyre SCRIPT-ed Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2007 This collection of essays is a useful reference source with respect to various issues of current topical interest in the field of e-commerce law, and provides a thoughtful analysis of the effectiveness of those laws...the essays in this collection are both thought provoking and entertaining, which is a rare combination in a legal text. Gaye Middleton The Journal of E-Commerce, Technology and Communications Vol 13: Issue 1, Jan 2007 Edwards and her fellow-contributors deal with a wide range of issues,...As well as a thorough exegesis of the ECD, the collection contains competent treatments of the EC Electronic Money Directive 2000... Journal of the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association, Vol 15, No 3 Dec 06