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Both marketers and the government are tracking your movements online. Find out how.

Was that online contract you clicked on really enforceable, even if you just scrolled down and did not read it?

Is receiving pornography in office e-mail from your co-workers sexual harassment?

Can a student be suspended for comments on her Web site about her teacher?

Can someone insult you online and get away with it?

Can stalkers find your personal information online?

What can you legally put on your Web site?

And what are you not allowed to put on your Web site?

Do you really own your domain name?

Can a library censor your Internet use?

Do you know who's reading your e-mail?

Is it legal to gamble online?

How “private” is your private information after you disclose it to a Web site?

Can you get in trouble for making a gripe site about a business that ripped you off?

Did you know the Web sites you visit and the words you type into search engines are being 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.

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The Author - Dr. Keith B. Darrell

Having been a journalist, web designer, and attorney, Dr. Darrell brings a unique perspective to the subject of Internet Law, as the courts and Congress struggle to adapt the 18th century First Amendment to the 21st century technology of the Internet.

Dr. Darrell earned his A.A. from Broward Community College, his B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida, his M.B.A. from Emory University, and his J.D. from the Emory School of Law.



—— "Issues in Internet Law: Society, Technology, and the Law will be a welcome addition in both academic and public law libraries... It should be acquired by libraries for its concise overview of Internet-related legal issues." Law Library Journal.Click here to read the entire Law Library Journal review

—— "The well-designed book is meant to straightforwardly provide information on Internet law, for the nonlawyer. For each topic, the author first explains, in a simple way, advances in technology and the related legal concepts; the largest portion is devoted to describing and discussing cases. I find this form of treatment very effective... The concepts and issues are presented in a way that is sufficiently rigorous but very easy to read, making the book one I can recommend."Computing Reviews. Click here to read the entire Computing Reviews review.

—— "A top-notch book... it deals with the complex legal issues surrounding the Internet... written in layman's terms and illustrated with "ripped from the headlines" court cases." Marian K. Brown, review, Seattle, WA

—— "What a fascinating, thorough book on Internet usage. This is a powerful read for writers and anyone who uses the Internet and an important reference in libraries."Writer's Digest

—— "With the number of India's Internet users increasing, it is imperative that schools adopt this book in a way which would help young students gain knowledge about the various issues involving the Internet." Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law. Click here to read the entire review.

—— "I want a copy on my bookshelf always within arm's reach."Jeremy Pound, CEO of Juicy Results and author of The Bootstrapper's Guide to SEO

—— "A valuable resource, well-researched and well presented." Paul M. Kade, Attorney, Kendall, FL

—— "Your book is great. It answers a lot of questions my clients (about 25-35 web designers & graphic artists) deal with. Often they ask me and I know only one intellectual property attorney who is up on this stuff. And you have a 100% greater inside knowledge not just of the law, but the issues as well."Barbara Effros, Accountant, Los Angeles, CA

—— "The anecdotal nature of the book made it very easy to understand the underlying legal concepts." — Dr. Scott Greenberg, Physician, Houston, TX

Convergence - a moving together toward a common point. Where does the law end? Where does society's responsibility begin? And what effect does evolving technology have? Advances in technology have always changed societies and there has never been as far-reaching and profound an advance as the Internet. By reaching across all borders into all societies and cultures, the Internet has created a single virtual world - a melting pot where each society's cultures, mores, and values coalesce. The advent of the Internet has raised both legal and sociological issues. Issues In Internet Law: Society, Technology, and the Law is about how rapid technological advances impact society and, in turn, how the law, lagging behind, copes with those changes. This is a view of the law through the prism of society and culture.

Some nations seek to block access to, or filter, online content. Marketers realize the Internet provides unsurpassed access to consumers but such access may entail threats to privacy, manipulation of children, risk of fraud, and undesired annoyances such as spam. The Internet is the world's largest, most pervasive soapbox, where anyone and everyone can have his 15 minutes of fame; but the downside of such unlimited global access is the online megaphone can be used to disseminate misinformation, libel, and hate speech. Laws are required to protect consumers, investors, children, and those defamed or subjected to hate speech. But with hundreds of nations, each with its own jurisprudence, cultural and societal mores, philosophies, and legal systems, which laws will prevail and how could any single nation apply its laws to a technology that knows no boundaries? The Internet, now ubiquitous throughout the world's societies, offers users unlimited communication, but also exposes them to surveillance by their own governments. The scope of an individual's freedom of expression has never been greater, but neither has the encroachment on individual privacy.

The 11th edition of Issues In Internet Law: Society, Technology, and the Law has been updated for 2017 with the latest cases and trends in Internet Law. The new edition not only has an expanded glossary and a full chapter devoted to the NSA's spying on Internet users.

Topics include:

Privacy: Invasion of Privacy, Public Records, Workplace Privacy, Employer & ISP Monitoring, Data Collection, Data Retention, Data Breaches, The Right to be Forgotten, E-Mail & Chat Room Privacy, Web Site Privacy Policies, Behavioral Marketing, Flash Cookies, Device Fingerprinting, Privacy & Children, Metadata, Border Searches, FISA & the USA PATRIOT Act, the NSA, FISA Court, PRISM, XKeyscore, EU Privacy Directives;

Free Speech Defamation, SLAPPs, Gripe Sites, Revenge Porn Sites, Mugshot Sites, Blogs & Vlogs, Obscenity & Pornography, Harassment & Hate Speech, Prior Restraint, Repression, Student Speech, CDA, Anonymous Speech, Commercial Speech, Expressive Conduct; "Fake News";

Social Media: Misuse, Ownership, Coerced Access, the Courts;

Cybercrimes: Ransomware; Spam, Phishing, Identity Theft, Spyware & Malware, Cyberstalking, Cyberbullying, Computer Trespass, Wardriving, Virtual Crime;

Intellectual Property: Copyright, Trademark, Patent, Trade Secrets, Creative Commons, Linking, Framing, File-Sharing, Fair Use, Public Domain, Work-Made-For-Hire, DMCA, VARA, Domain Name Disputes, Keyword Advertising, America Invents Act;

Business & the Internet: Internet Taxation, Internet Interstate Commerce, Web Contracts, e-Discovery, Corporate Securities, Crowdfunding, Reg A, Reg D;

European Union: Directives and Regulations; the General Data Protection Regulation; the Police and Criminal Justice Data Protection Directive; the Privacy Shield;

Also: Cloud Computing; Digital Currency; Right of Publicity; the Internet of Things; Web Accessibility; Net Neutrality; Online Reputation Management; Social Media Monitoring; Podcasts; Geofiltering; Digital Journalism; Hyper Local Web Sites, Digital Estate Planning; Sexting; Facial Recognition; E-Books and many more subjects.

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