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IEL Cyber Law Contents

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) Cyber Law includes information in book-length form written in English for 21 countries.  The monographs are written by legal academics and/or practitioners with expertise in cyber law for those countries.  The monographs enable comparative research in cyber law.  These monographs include a general introduction on cyber law followed by specialized chapters on regulatory framework of the telecommunications sector, regulation of competition in the ICT market, regulation of cryptography and other dual use goods, legal status of standardization, application of copyright in the area of ICT, government contracts, and application of criminal procedure law in the area of ICT.  A more detailed Table of Contents follows:

• Regulation of the ICT Market
• Protection of Intellectual Property in the ICT Sector
• ICT Contracts
• Electronic Transactions
• Non-Contractual Liability
• Privacy Protection
• Computer-Related Crime.

For each country covered the work provides:

The Author
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1. General Background of the Country
Chapter 2. Telecommunications Infrastructure
Chapter 3. The Information and Communications Technology Market
Chapter 4. E-Commerce: Facts and Figures
Chapter 5. E-Government Initiatives

Part I. Regulation of the ICT Market
Chapter 1. Regulatory Framework of the Telecommunications Sector
Chapter 2. Regulation of Competition in the ICT Market
Chapter 3. Regulation of Cryptography and other Dual Use Goods
Chapter 4. Legal Status of Standardization
Chapter 5. Legal Status of Out-of-Court Dispute Settlement in the ICT Sector

Part II. Protection of Intellectual Property in the ICT Sector
Chapter 1. Application of Copyright in the Area of ICT
Chapter 2. Legal Protection of Software
Chapter 3. Legal Protection of Databases
Chapter 4. Legal Protection of Computer Chips
Chapter 5. Other Intellectual Property Rights in the ICT Sector
Chapter 6. Internet Domain Name Registration 

Part III ICT Contracts
Chapter 1. Hardware Contracts
Chapter 2. Software Contracts
Chapter 3. Turnkey Contracts
Chapter 4. Distribution Agreements
Chapter 5. Maintenance Contracts
Chapter 6. Facilities Management
Chapter 7. Network Services
Chapter 8. Government Contracts

Part IV. Electronic Transactions
Chapter 1. Legal Status of Electronic Transactions
Chapter 2. Regulation of Electronic Signatures and Certification Services
Chapter 3. Legal Aspects of Electronic Banking
Chapter 4. Protection of Users of Electronic Services

Part V. Non-Contractual Liability
Chapter 1. Negligence
Chapter 2. Liability of Network Operators
Chapter 3. Liability of Service Providers
Chapter 4. Product Liability

Part VI. Privacy Protection
Chapter 1. Regulation of Personal Data Processing
Chapter 2. Protection of Telecommunications Privacy

Part VII. Computer Related Crime
Chapter 1. General legal development 
Chapter 2. Application of Substantive Criminal Law in the Area of ICT
Chapter 3. Application of Criminal Procedure Law in the Area of ICT

Selected Bibliography

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