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  • Cyberlaw @ SA: The law of the internet in South Africa 4/e
  • Papadopoulos S, Snail ka Mtuze S
  • ISBN: 9780627037955
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627037962
  • 560 Pages | Published: 2021


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. In a first for South African jurisprudence, Cyberlaw@SA IV has included a chapter on Algorithms, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.


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

·         Algorithms, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence


Cyberlaw@SA IV is a specialist legal text aimed at students, lawyers as well as otherprofessionals 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.

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