DATA Protection Law,
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.
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
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.
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.
Copyright law and computer programs
Industrial property rights
Liability for defective software
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.”
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.
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
Protection by Contract
Dangerous Ground for IT Managers – The Challenging situations
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.
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:
Voice over internet protocol (VoIP)
Use of the internet
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.
Intellectual Property Rights, Confidentiality and KnowHow
Recruiting staff for software products
Programming and Testing
Updates and Documentation
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.