Encyclopaedia of Information Technology Law (Set of 6 Books)


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DATA Protection Law,

Second Edition

David Baibridge, BSc, LL.B, PhD, Ceng, MICE, MBCS,

Lecturer in Law, University of Aston

Data Protection cases in 2004 have developed the law in unexpected ways.David Bainbridge brings his classic text up to date with full reference to a huge range of materials. He brings his considerable experience as a writer and practitioner lecturer on these matters to produce a work that explains the context and implications of these important changes, whilst at the same time offering the substantive materials for further reference.

Contents include:

Data Protection: the approach of the 1984 Act and the Directive and its approach

Outline of the Data Protection Act

Definitions and Principles


Constraints on Processing

Data Subjects Rights

Enforcement, Offences


Privacy in Telecommunications

The Commissioner and the Tribunal

Full of checklists and flowcharts and other useful tools, it will prove invaluable to advisers and data users alike. Far more than just annotated legislation, it will have a wide sale to business and their professional advisers.

Software Licensing

2nd Edition

David Bainbridge, BSc, LLB, PhD, Ceng, MICS, MBCS, Reader in Law,

University of Aston

Of the first edition

“Strongly recommended” Computer Law

“Highly readable, full of help and advice.” Computing

Computer software now makes an immense contribution to the operation and performance of most companies, Central to the economics for both vendor and purchaser are the legal arrangements that control their relationship. David Bainbridge provides expert advice and guidance on the drafting of licence agreements. The emphasis is on how licensing agreements work in practice, how they are negotiated and what occurs in the event of dispute.

Contents include:

Copyright law and computer programs

Industrial property rights

Liability for defective software

Software licences

Software procurement


Sample Licence agreements.

Key new developments that impact on licensing such as the City of St. Albans v ICL case and the Millennium Bug are treated comprehensively. David Bainbridge’s practical advice will be invaluable for lawyers or other intellectual property advisers, or companies negotiating licences.

Law for IT Professionals

Paul Brennan LL.B (Hons), Solicitor, General Counsel, FAST

“This clear and consise book is essential reading for IT Professionals.”

Robert Bond,

Head of IT Law, Faegre Benson Hobson Audley, Solicitors.

IT professionals should be concentrating on IT delivery. Now, however, professionals in every position or role are faced with a legion of complex legal issues from the internet to data protection, to copyright to EU Directives. They need something short to give them the bottom line.

This book does that. The idea is to identify the key laws which are needed and describe them as briefly as possible (in a readable way), covering the essentials and highlighting the pitfalls to avoid.

Contents include:

Intellectual Property (IP) Rights – in brief

The rest of the Law – in brief

The Law the Courts and Tribunals

The Enemy Within – Employees and Consultants

Data Protection

Protection by Contract

LicensingThe essentials

Dangerous Ground for IT Managers – The Challenging situations

The Internet

Other legal issues: risk reduction via outsourcing or policy implementation?

Litigation, Litigation, Litigation

Not getting your company sued and keeping your job

Paul Brennan is uniquely qualified to give this advice as General Counsel of the Federation against Software Theft (FAST) the majority of whose 3,000 members are Managers working for companies from the majority of the largest FTSE 100 companies to small enterprise.

EMail, the Internet and the Law

Tim Kevan and Paul McGrath

Truly the first comprehensive guide to the legal implications involved with the use of email, this easy to read book is aimed at all those using email and other forms of electronic communication. It highlights the potential pitfalls wihich may beset the unwary and assuages the curiosity of all those taking an interest in this developing area of law. In doing so, it provides an admirable guide to the law as it governs the internet, internet trading, email and employment, the criminal law and much much more.

Readers will range from the consumer and small business to large corporations, lawyers and other professional specialists. Without losing any of the fully referenced and researched authority of the law book, the authors have succeeded in providing a text that will be read with interest held throughout.

Networks Communications

A Concise Guide to Compliance with the Law

Stephen Mason, Barrister

This book covers the complex and wide range of hardware and software and the law relating to their use in communications in the workplace. The previous editions of this book were titled Email and the Internet at work, but the word Email will simply no longer describe the issues to be faced.

Networked communications have entered into a new phase during the past two years. Now the pressure is on the directors of companies in the United Kingdom. There is a need to take cognizance of a sismic shift in power. This is because of an interesting series of cases in theUnited States of America that may affect virtually every person in theUnited Kingdom that sends email via the USA.

A nonexhaustive list includes:

Facsimile transmissions

Voice over internet protocol (VoIP)


Use of the internet


Instant messaging

MP3 files

Employee blogs

Computers and laptops

Newsgroups and chat networks

Mobile telephones, personal digital assistants and Blackberry

The law – from contract, through potential criminal and civil disputes, to specialist IT law – is hugely complex for lawyers let alone those who have to work with it.

Stephen Mason’s unique guide is admirable in cutting through the legalease with superb examples that explain as well as illustrate. The inclusion of a full range of networked technology ensures it continues to be the leading practical work for the industry.

Legal Protection of Software: A Handbook

Richard Morgan, IT Consultant and

Kit Burden, Partner, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert

“Software production is a major industry. The richest man in the world got rich by producing software. Yet protecting software assets in law in the UK have been dogged by problems…The problem seems to lie not so much with a weakness in the law, as that in many cases the claimant chooses the wrong weapon or fails to ensure that it has been “loaded” in advanced!”

How can you best defend your rights or your client’s rights in such a valuable asset?

How can you prevent the software being pirated?

How best to improve your chances of bringing a successful infringement action?

Answering these questions, the authors’ approach is a unique one: rather than leaving the reader to work out how to apply the law from a general description, the authors take each stage needed to produce commercially robust software and examine what rights arise at each stage. They look at how they can be enforced, if necessary, including how to launch a claim if the damage has already been done and an infringing copy of your software is about to be or is actually being marketed by a rival.

Contents include:

Intellectual Property Rights, Confidentiality and KnowHow

Recruiting staff for software products

Commissioning Software


Programming and Testing

Updates and Documentation

Licensing Software

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

Practical precedents are provided when appropriate.

Legal Protection of Software is an investment that will repay its cost many times over.

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