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Open EDI and Law in Europe : A Regulatory Framework :  A Regulatory Framework - Andreas Mitrakas

Open EDI and Law in Europe : A Regulatory Framework

A Regulatory Framework

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Published: August 1997
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Electronic commerce applications all allow the transfer of electronic data from one point to another. Open EDI--a particular application of electronic commerce--also permits commercial transactions to take place in a fully automated and highly organised trading environment. This volume focuses on open EDI and its relationship with law.When confronted with technology, the typical reaction of the law is to support interpretations and amendments of existing statutes so that old laws can accommodate the change. Open EDI, however, does not fit within this traditional regulatory method. Open EDI permits ad hoc open electronic transactions irrespective of geographical border and jurisdictions among trading partners with no prior trade relationship. By doing so, open EDI limits the possibility of using up-front interchange agreements to address the legal problems of the interchange. It therefore requires the use of legal instruments supported by information technology to overcome legal problems.Openness in an electronic environment has the potential to initiate an unobserved change in law. Possible regulations should address users' need to act in such a trading environment without the inhibition of basic legal concerns. Open EDI and Law in Europe concludes that the challenge of open EDI necessitates working toward a new legal framework based on international law and supported by information technology.This volume will assist lawyers and laypersons concerned with the practical and theoretical aspects of the legal issues of the application of open EDI by pointing out subtle issues in the application of law in this area and by provoking thought regarding possible solutions.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Open EDI and Electronic Commercep. 21
Legal Problems of Open EDIp. 37
Substantive Criteria for a Legal Regulation of Open EDIp. 109
Interchange Agreementsp. 121
International and National Statutes on EDIp. 153
A Regulatory Framework for Open EDIp. 195
A Legal Advisory Systemp. 213
An Automated Interchange Agreementp. 231
A Repository of Legal Termsp. 249
European Legislationp. 265
Conclusionsp. 281
The Juricas Code of Lediap. 293
The Juricas Code of LXp. 301
Referencesp. 311
Table of Casesp. 325
Table of Statutesp. 327
Table of Figuresp. 329
Table of Internet Sitesp. 329
Index of Namesp. 331
Index of Subjectsp. 335
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ISBN: 9789041104892
ISBN-10: 9041104895
Series: Law & Electronic Commerce S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: August 1997
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7