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Consumer Law in the Information Society - Thomas Wilhelmsson

Consumer Law in the Information Society

Hardcover Published: December 2000
ISBN: 9789041198112
Number Of Pages: 428

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This work looks at the consequences of the development of information technology And The information society for consumers and for consumer law. While the new technological environment has been greeted with enthusiasm by many, citing the improvement in consumer choice, convenience, And The accessibility of information, there have also been calls to focus on the needs of those consumers who cannot easily gain access To The benefits associated with the new technology. This collection of expert papers examines developments in consumer protection legislation around the world in response To The technological advances, and focuses on issues such as electronic marketing, electronic commerce, financial services, product liability, intellectual property and rights of access to information. Issues such as how and to what extent the new environment should be regulated, As well as the impact of changes in the globalized information market, are also discussed. This volume arose from the 7th International Consumer Law Conference, held in Helsinki in 1999 under the auspices of the International Association for Consumer Law.

Table of Articles
List of Contributors
Foreword
Consumers and Consumer Protection in the Information Society
The Consumer in the Globalized Information Society - The Impact of the International Organizationsp. 3
The Influence of Social Reforms and the Information Society on Consumers in a Transition Economyp. 31
Consumer Protection in the Era of Informational Capitalismp. 45
The Future of Consumer Education and Consumer Information in a Market Economyp. 67
Electronic Marketing
Electronic Marketing from a Consumer Law Perspectivep. 83
Electronic Commerce
The Country of Origin Principle in E-Commerce Viewed from a Greek Law Perspectivep. 103
The Consumer in Electronic Commerce: Beyond Confidencep. 117
EU Internet and Electronic Commerce Law: Consumers and Non-Consumersp. 127
Access to Justice in the Information Societyp. 137
The Information Duty in Connection with Consumer Sales over the Netp. 147
Consumerism and Citizenship in the Information Society - The Case of Electronic Contractingp. 163
Co-Regulating the Internetp. 179
Electronic Commerce and Travel Lawp. 205
Financial Services
Changing Technology and Consumer Credit Regulationp. 221
Banking in the Information Society: a Brazilian Visionp. 247
The Protection of Privacy: A Consumer Perspectivep. 263
New Responsibilities
The Millennium Bug and Product Liabilityp. 295
Access and Intellectual Property
Access to the Information of the Public Sector: Problems with Intellectual Property and Public Registers, Regarding Consumer's Safeguardp. 307
Intellectual Property Confronts Counterfeiting in Africa: Protecting Innovators and Consumers in the Cybersocietyp. 329
Consumers and the Media
The Consumer's Right to Knowledge and the Pressp. 367
Table of Legislationp. 385
Indexp. 389
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ISBN: 9789041198112
ISBN-10: 9041198113
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: December 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.77

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