From the Back Cover
Due to the increasing use of the Internet in business and commercial transactions, there is a great need for more practical and reliable information on current legal issues in the world of e-commerce. This timely book provides an easy-to-understand overview of how the Internet has emerged as an important setting for business, and how business on the Internet is regulated by the courts as well as state and federal government. It offers professionals a clear and better understanding of complex legal concepts and terminology to help them comply with the law and spot legal issues that may arise.
Practical Internet Law for Business includes valuable advice on how to help resolve or avoid legal problems, and offers guidance in designing systems and software that can account for and prevent legal trouble. This comprehensive reference explains the importance of maintaining the security and privacy of electronic communications, and the need to protect intellectual property rights such as trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets in the electronic environment. Moreover, it includes a discussion on the applicable criminal penalties that result from hacking and tampering with electronic data.