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Internet and Electronic Commerce Law in the European Union - John Dickie

Internet and Electronic Commerce Law in the European Union

Paperback Published: 1st August 1999
ISBN: 9781841130316
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book outlines and analyses the legislative activity of the Union in an area which is currently experiencing exponential growth in terms of both commercial activity and legal significance. The scope of the book is current, pending and proposed Internet-related law on contracts, copyright, data protection, commercial communications, financial services, electronic cash and electronic signatures.



John Dickie argues that the Union is in the process of displacing Member State autonomy in the regulation of the Internet. Within that frame, it is argued that there is a lack of focus on the individual in the electronic marketplace and a lack of co-ordination between relevant legislative instruments.



This book will be of interest to all those engaged with Union and Internet law, including lawyers, policy-makers and academics.

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the book provides a valuable overview of European Union's Internet and e-commerce law...the book can be recommened as a 'rough guide' to Internet and Electronic Commerce Law in the European Union.
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Abbreviationsp. x
Table of Casesp. xi
Table of Legislationp. xv
Table of Treaties and Conventionsp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
The Nature and Growth of Electronic Commercep. 1
Legal Issues in Electronic Commercep. 2
Community Regulation of Electronic Commercep. 3
Community Activity in a Global Contextp. 6
Financial Services and Taxationp. 9
Draft Directive on the Distance Marketing of Financial Servicesp. 9
Draft Directives on Electronic Money Institutionsp. 13
Electronic Payment Systemsp. 15
Paying Across Borders Within the Communityp. 17
Connected Lender Liabilityp. 18
Tax Lawp. 19
Goods or services?p. 20
Import and exportp. 20
Draft Directive on Electronic Commercep. 23
Establishment and Information Requirementsp. 24
Commercial Communicationsp. 25
Electronic Contractsp. 27
Liability of Intermediariesp. 29
Implementation and Enforcementp. 30
Derogationsp. 32
The Advisory Committeep. 34
Cryptography and the Draft Directive on Electronic Signaturesp. 35
Functioning of Electronic Signaturesp. 35
Draft Directive on Electronic Signaturesp. 36
Copyrightp. 43
Introductionp. 43
Draft Directive on Copyright in the Information Societyp. 45
Right of communication to the publicp. 46
Distribution rightp. 47
Exceptions to the restricted acts in Articles 2 and 3p. 47
Technological measures and rights-management informationp. 49
Sanctions and remediesp. 50
Application over timep. 50
Amendments to prior Directivesp. 51
Conditional Access Servicesp. 51
In generalp. 51
Directive on Conditional Access Servicesp. 52
Data Protectionp. 55
Introductionp. 55
Directive on Data Protectionp. 56
Transfers of Data to Third Countriesp. 63
Commercial Communicationsp. 65
Commission Initiativesp. 65
Treaty Rules on Free Movement of Goods and Servicesp. 68
The Directive on Misleading Advertisingp. 69
Consumer Protection and Conflicts of Lawp. 73
Directive on Unfair Terms in Consumer Contractsp. 73
Directive on Consumer Guaranteesp. 78
Directive on Cross-border Injunctionsp. 81
Conflicts of Lawp. 84
Jurisdiction over contractsp. 84
Choice of law in contractsp. 85
Express choice of lawp. 85
No choice of law clausep. 87
Jurisdiction over non-contractual disputesp. 88
The Directive on Distance Contractsp. 91
Introductionp. 91
Definitionsp. 91
"Consumer"p. 91
"Distance contract"p. 92
Exclusionsp. 93
Mandatory Naturep. 94
Prior Informationp. 94
Written Confirmation of Informationp. 95
Right of Withdrawalp. 96
Restrictions on the Use of Distance Communicationp. 98
Enforcementp. 98
Transpositionp. 100
Conclusions: Foci and Futuresp. 101
Future Directionsp. 104
A Traditional Legal Framework for Electronic Commerce or a "Brave New World"?p. 109
Concluding Summaryp. 111
Glossaryp. 113
Directive 97/7 on the protection of consumers in respect of distance contractsp. 115
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on certain legal aspects of electronic commerce in the internal marketp. 129
Useful Web Addressesp. 151
Indexp. 153
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ISBN: 9781841130316
ISBN-10: 1841130311
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 1999
Publisher: HART PUB
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1