In modern society, almost everything we do is intimately connected to information creation, retrieval, processing or management, and the internet is at the heart of this growing information society or knowledge economy. Technology has a real impact on people’s rights, and laws have become increasingly significant, whether in the enforcement of copyright law regarding the downloading of MP3-formatted songs through file sharing technologies or in the application of the general principles of contract law to online contracts. Cyberlaw@SA IV: the law of the internet in South Africa is therefore directed at advancing the principles of digital jurisprudence.
Comprehensively updated, the fourth edition of Cyberlaw@SA IV: the law of the internet in South Africa covers a wide range of topics and areas of discussion in the field of cyberlaw, from protection of domain names and personal information to identity theft and privacy. This edition provides in-depth discussions of e-taxation, protection of data, cybercrime laws, copyright law, consumer law and the processing of e-evidence and its value in civil and criminal proceedings.
Contents include the following:
· ISP liability and take-down notice procedure
· IT risk management, cyber liability and dispute resolution
· Taxation of e-commerce
· Online privacy and data protection
· Cybercrime (procedural and substantive law)
· Information security and the law
· Internet defamation, pornography and hate speech
· Consumer protection
· Protection of personal information
· Social media law
Cyberlaw@SA IV is a specialist legal text aimed at students, lawyers as well as other professionals such as auditors, accountants, law enforcement officers, forensic investigators, IT managers and company directors who deal with the use and implications of technology and the law.
Chapter 1 An introduction to cyberlaw
Chapter 2 Electronic communications regulation in South Africa
Chapter 3 Electronic contracts (e-contracts) and e-commerce
Chapter 4 Consumer protection in e-commerce
Chapter 5 Income tax and e-commerce
Chapter 6 E-commerce and value-added tax
Chapter 7 Software patents
Chapter 8 Copyright law and the internet
Chapter 9 Trade marks, domain names and dispute resolution
Chapter 10 Privacy and data protection
Chapter 11 Freedom of expression and the internet
Chapter 12 Electronic evidence
Chapter 13 Cybercrime
Chapter 14 Information security and the law
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