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Practical Guide to Business Law and the Internet Paperback – 21 May 2002

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Kogan Page; 1 edition (21 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749437340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749437343
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.5 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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About the Author

Peter Adediran is a qualified solicitor who has had extensive experience in private practice and served as a legal counsel and company secretary for Bibliotech Ltd.

He is the founder and principal consultant of, a legal consultancy and portal. The company specializes in advising small and medium seized companies on all aspects of doing business on the Internet.

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1 Domain names

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Getting started

1.3 What a domain name is

1.4 How domain name governance works

1.5 Domain name disputes

1.6 The effectiveness of domain governance

1.7 How to protect your intellectual property

1.8 Identifying a brand abuser

1.9 Avoiding a domain dispute

1.10 The cost of domain name registration

1.11 Getting top level domain names focused on your type of organization

1.12 How to apply

1.13 What to consider when developing your Web site

1.14 General contract tips

1.15 Understanding the World Wide Web

1.16 Content

1.17 Summary

2 Content and copyright

2.1 Introduction

2.2 What copyright is

2.3 What work is copyrightable

2.4 How intellectual property is protected by copyright

2.5 How films, sound recordings and cable programmes are protected

2.6 Other ways in which owners of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and intellectual property and their derivatives are protected by the 1988 Act

2.7 How intellectual property can be exploited to generate revenue with the author retaining its integrity and ownership

2.8 How the format of a series can be exploited for foreign jurisdictions

2.9 A typical licence from the point of view of the licensor and the licensee for literary, dramatic, musical or artistic intellectual property

2.10 Copyright infringement

2.11 Defences and permitted acts

2.12 Copyright online

2.13 The current law

2.14 Issues to watch out for when setting up a Web site

2.15 Literal elements, non-literal elements and moral rights

2.16 A typical Web content licence and distribution agreement from the point of view of the licensor

2.17 Defences and permitted acts

2.18 Summary

3 Domain names and trade marks

3.1 Domain names and trade mark issues

3.2 Revocation of registration

3.3 The relationship between trademarks and domains

3.4 Dilution

3.5 Summary


4 Strategic analysis

4.1 A strategy to achieve success online

4.2 Organic growth: pricing

4.3 Growth and competition

4.4 Organic growth: brand building

4.5 Organic growth: quality control

4.6 Organic growth: recruitment

4.7 Summary

5 Business operations

5.1 Working capital and cash flow management

5.2 Methods for valuing your Internet business

5.3 Value versus price

5.4 The implications of this in arriving at a valuation

5.5 Summary

6 Fundraising

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Fund raising

6.3 Investment advertisements and tips for your first round of funding

6.4 The business plan

6.5 Confidentiality agreement

6.6 Knowing your financials

6.7 The valuation and share capital

6.8 Summary

7 Company law

7.1 Seminal statutes

7.2 Getting started

7.3 The Articles of Association

7.4 Meetings

7.5 Company filing and other formalities

7.6 Summary


8 The Privacy and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2 0

8.1 Introduction

8.2 The RIPA 2 0

8.3 What is traffic data?

8.4 Interception under a warrant

8.5 Exceptions to the need to comply with the RIPA restrictions

8.6 Criminal and civil exceptions

8.7 Telecommunications companies

8.8 Summary

9 Data protection

9.1 Introduction

9.2 The Data Protection Act 1998

9.3 Terms used in the 1998 Act

9.4 The impact of the 1998 Act on e-commerce

9.5 Comparison of the 1998 Act and the Data Protection Act 1984

9.6 Information to be provided to the data subject

9.7 Obligations of Internet companies

9.8 Rights of data subjects

9.9 Exemptions

9.10 Enforcement

9.11 Cookies

9.12 Notification

9.13 Transitional periods

9.14 International data protection

9.15 Summary

10 Contract law and e-commerce

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Geography and the Internet

10.3 The pros and cons of a harmonized regulated Internet

10.4 Harmonization and organizations

10.5 Harmonization of contractual laws

10.6 Electronic contracts, digital signatures and certificates, security and public key infrastructure

10.7 UNCITRAL Model Law 1996

10.8 The nature of an on-line contract

10.9 The Electronic Commerce Directive June 2 0

10.10 The law applicable to Internet contracts

10.11 Jurisdiction outside the EEA

10.12 Other laws

10.13 Government regime

10.14 How a consumer brings a claim against a supplier

10.15 The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2 0

10.16 Summary

11 Advertising online

11.1 Introduction

11.2 The law generally

11.3 Self regulation

11.4 Other laws

11.5 Internet-related law

11.6 Advertising in practice

11.7 Specific sectors

11.8 Summary


12 Online taxation

12.1 Introduction

12.2 VAT and e-commerce

12.3 Taxation of trading profits

12.4 PAYE

12.5 Business rates

12.6 Custom duties

12.7 Summary

13 Taxation opportunities

13.1 Initial allowances

13.2 Pre-trading expenditure

13.3 Trading losses

13.4 The Enterprise Investment Scheme

13.5 Other reliefs

13.6 Non-domiciled entrepreneurs

13.7 Summary


Appendix 1 Mutual non-disclosure agreement

Appendix 2 Master Web Site Development and Promotion Agreement

Appendix 3 Advertising agreement

Appendix 4 Sample business plan

Appendix 5 Subscription and Shareholder Agreement

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