The introduction of new digital information and communications technologies
has given birth to a new legal domain, commonly called Information and
Communication Technology Law or more fashionable - Cyber Law.
Electronic commerce has led to specific legal problems, for example with
regard to evidence, liability, consumer protection or payment. The convergence
between broadcasting, telecommunications and digital information technology
has created a new platform for public information with all the related legal
Practically every country in the world has issued specific legislation or
developed case law in this area. The domain has acquired sufficient stability
to fit into a common structure. A logical consequence of this evolution is the
publication of an International Encyclopaedia of Cyber Law. The
Encyclopaedia consists primarily in a series of national monographs,
treating the different legal subjects related to information and communication
technology on the basis of a common standard outline. The outline contains,
besides a general introduction, seven main parts:
Regulation of the ICT Market;
Protection of Intellectual Property in the ICT Sector;
Privacy Protection: and,
Besides the national monographs, this Encyclopaedia also contains
monographs on supranational and international cyber law issues. Examples are
the monographs on European Union Cyber Law or on International and Global
Telecommunications Law. The Encyclopaedia provides further an
International Cyber Law Codex with important international texts in this
field. The initial volume of the Encyclopaedia contains information
about cyber laws in Australia, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Japan,
U.K.,Portugal, South Africa and Spain. Other countries will be incorporated as
the Encyclopaedia matures.
For detailed information on all volumes of the Encyclopaedia, please visit:
For each country covered the work provides: The Author. Table of Contents.
List of Abbreviations. Preface. General Introduction. Part I. Regulation of
the ICT Market. 1. Regulatory Framework of the Telecommunications Sector.
2. Regulation of Competition in the ICT Market. 3. Regulation of Cryptography
and other Dual Use Goods. 4. Legal Status of Standardization. 5. Legal Status
of Out-of-Court Dispute Settlement in the ICT Sector. Part II. Protection
of Intellectual Property in the ICT Sector. 1. Application of Copyright in
the Area of ICT. 2. Legal Protection of Software. 3. Legal Protection of
Databases. 4. Legal Protection of Computer Chips. 5. Other Intellectual
Property Rights in the ICT Sector. 6. Internet Domain Name Registration.
Part III. ICT Contracts. 1. Hardware Contracts.2. Software Contracts. 3.
Turnkey Contracts. 4. Distribution Agreements. 5. Maintenance Contracts. 6.
Facilities Management. 7. Network Services. 8. Government Contracts. Part
IV. Electronic Transactions. 1. Legal Status of Electronic Transactions.
2. Regulation of Electronic Signatures and Certification Services. 3. Legal
Aspects of Electronic Banking. 4. Protection of Users of Electronic Services.
Part V. Non-Contractual Liability. 1. Negligence.2. Liability of Network
Operators. 3. Liability of Service Providers. 4. Product Liability. Part
VI. Privacy Protection. 1. Regulation of Personal Data Processing. 2.
Protection of Telecommunications Privacy. Part VII. Computer Related Crime
. 1. General legal development. 2. Application of Substantive Criminal Law in
the Area of ICT.3. Application of Criminal Procedure Law in the Area of ICT.
Conclusions. Index Current Contents: FRONT MATTER: International Advisory
Board; Encyclopaedias and Editors; Introducing the International Encyclopaedia
of Laws; Curriculum Vitae of the General Editor GENERAL SECTION: List of
Contributors; Introducing the International Encyclopaedia of Cyber Law;
Curriculum Vitae of the Editors NATIONAL MONOGRAPHS: Australia, by
Prof. E Clark and Prof. G. Cho and A. Hoyle; Cyprus, by O. Georgiades; Hellas,
by D. Maniotis, M-T Marinos, Dr. A. Anthimos, Dr. I. Iglezakis and G.
Nouskalis; Hong Kong, by Yun Zhao; Ireland, by Prof. M. Mcdonagh and L.
Crowley; Japan, by Masao Yanaga; Mexico, by Cristos Velasco; Portugal, by A.
Lourenço Martins, J. García Marques and P. Simões Dias; South Africa, by Prof.
D.P. van der Merwe; Spain, by J. de Otaola Zamora; United Kingdom, by I. Lloyd