The 6th edition of Issues In Internet Law: Society, Technology, and the Law has been updated for 2011 with the latest cases and trends in Internet Law. Topics include Privacy (invasion of privacy, public records, workplace privacy, employer & ISP monitoring, data retention & data breaches, e-mail & chat room privacy, Web site privacy policies, behavioral marketing, privacy and children); Free Speech (defamation, SLAPPs, gripe sites, blogs & vlogs, obscenity & pornography, harassment & hate speech, prior restraint & repression); Cybercrimes (spam, phishing, identity theft, spyware & malware, cyberstalking); Intellectual Property (copyright, trademark, patent, trade secrets, Creative Commons, linking, framing, file-sharing, fair use, public domain, work-made-for-hire, VARA, linking & framing, domain name disputes, keyword advertising, right of publicity); Web Contracts, Web Accessibility; Net Neutrality; Internet Interstate Commerce; Online Reputation Management; Podcasts; Social Networks; and many more subjects. Is the online contract you clicked on binding, even if you just scrolled down and didn't read it? Is e-mailed pornography from co-workers sexual harassment? Can a student be suspended for online comments about her teacher? Can stalkers find your personal information online? What can you legally put on your Web site? And what's not allowed? Do you really own your domain name? Can a library censor your Internet use? Who's reading your e-mail? Is online gambling legal? How "private" is your private information after you disclose it to a Web site? Can you be sued for making a gripe site about a business that ripped you off? Does a student have a First Amendment right to make a hate Web site on a public school's server? Did you know the Web sites you visit and words you type into search engines are logged? Do other countries address these issues differently from the U.S.? Which country's laws apply on the Internet? These are just some of the issues addressed in this book. Issues In Internet Law: Society, Technology, and the Law looks at emerging issues heading into or recently resolved by the courts. The new edition not only has an expanded glossary, but expanded topic, statute, and case indexes as well. Concisely written and covering a broad range of topics, this is the most current book of its kind in print! Review comments: "Concise overview of Internet-related legal issues." (Law Library Journal) * "Although it deals with the complex legal issues surrounding the Internet, it is written in layman's terms and illustrated with 'ripped from the headlines' court cases." (Amazon) * "A valuable resource, well-researched and well presented." * "I want a copy on my bookshelf always within arm's reach." * "The anecdotal nature of the book made it very easy to understand the underlying legal concepts."
A prolific American writer of short stories, novels, nonfiction books, and newspaper and magazine articles, Keith B. Darrell is the author of the short story collections "Randoms", "Careywood" and "Shards"; the "Halos & Horns" fantasy series: "Paved With Good Intentions"(Book 1), "And A Child Shall Lead Them" (Book 2), "To Hell in a Handbasket" (Book 3), and "The Witches' Cauldron" (Book 4); the textbook "Issues In Internet Law: Society, Technology, and the Law" (now in its 7th edition); the Young Adult novel "The View Through Tinted Windows"; and two web design books: "The Web Designer's Client Handbook"; and "Putting Your Business on the Internet: Your Website, Your Web Designer & YOU!" Keith has also published 40 eStorybooks for Kindle.
Randoms, his speculative fiction anthology, was a finalist in the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards and was also honored as a finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Anthologies category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.