1. Elgar Law, Technology and Society series

    Series editor: Peter K. Yu, Texas A&M University School of Law

    The information revolution and the advent of digital technologies have ushered in new social practices, business models, legal solutions, regulatory policies, governance structures, consumer preferences and global concerns. This unique book series provides an interdisciplinary forum for studying the complex interactions that arise from this environment. It examines the broader and deeper theoretical questions concerning information law and policy, explores its latest developments and social implications, and provides new ways of thinking about changing technology.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 8
  1. Privacy in Public Space

    Privacy in Public Space

    Edited by Tjerk Timan, Bryce C. Newell, Bert-Jaap Koops
    This book examines privacy in public space from both legal and regulatory perspectives. With on-going technological innovations such as mobile cameras, WiFi tracking, drones and augmented reality, aspects of citizens’ lives are increasingly vulnerable to intrusion. The contributions describe contemporary challenges to achieving privacy and anonymity in physical public space, at a time when legal protection remains limited compared to ‘private’ space. To address this problem, the book clearly shows why privacy in public space needs defending. Different ways of conceptualizing and shaping such protection are explored, for example through ‘privacy bubbles’, obfuscation and surveillance transparency, as well as revising the assumptions underlying current privacy laws. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
    Availability: Not yet published (pre-order)
  2. Digital Democracy in a Globalized World

    Digital Democracy in a Globalized World

    Edited by Corien Prins, Colette Cuijpers, Peter L. Lindseth, Mônica Rosina
    Whether within or beyond the confines of the state, digitalization continues to transform politics, society and democracy. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have already considerably affected political systems and structures, and no doubt they will continue to do so in the future. Adopting an international and comparative perspective, Digital Democracy in a Globalized World examines the impact of digitialization on democratic political life. It offers theoretical analyses as well as case studies to help readers appreciate the changing nature of democracy in the digital age. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
    Availability: In Stock
  3. The Legal Challenges of Social Media

    The Legal Challenges of Social Media

    Edited by David Mangan, Lorna E. Gillies
    Social media enables instant access to individual self-expression and the sharing of information. Social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate this medium over the public/private law divide? This book engages with the legal implications of social media from public and private law perspectives and outlines how the law, in various legal sub-disciplines and with varying success, has endeavoured to adapt existing tools to social media. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
    Availability: In Stock
  4. Intellectual Property and Access to Im/material Goods

    Intellectual Property and Access to Im/material Goods

    Edited by Jessica C. Lai, Antoinette Maget Dominicé
    Traditionally, in order to be protected intellectual property goods have almost always needed to be embodied or materialised (and – to a certain extent – to be used and enjoyed), regardless of whether they were copyrighted works, patented inventions or trademarks. This book examines the relationship between intellectual property and its physical embodiments and materialisations, with a focus on the issue of access and the challenges of new technologies. Expert contributors explore how these problems can re-shape our theoretical notion of the intangible and the tangible and how this can have serious consequences for access to intellectual property goods. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
    Availability: In Stock
  5. Privacy and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

    Privacy and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

    Edited by Anne S.Y. Cheung, Rolf H. Weber
    Adopting a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach, this book focuses on emerging and innovative attempts to tackle privacy and legal issues in cloud computing, such as personal data privacy, security and intellectual property protection. Leading international academics and practitioners in the fields of law and computer science examine the specific legal implications of cloud computing pertaining to jurisdiction, biomedical practice and information ownership. This collection offers original and critical responses to the rising challenges posed by cloud computing. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
    Availability: In Stock
    2016   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
    Availability: In Stock
  6. Environmental Technologies, Intellectual Property and Climate Change

    Environmental Technologies, Intellectual Property and Climate Change

    Edited by Abbe E.L. Brown
    Many disciplines are relevant to combating climate change. This challenging book draws together legal, regulatory, geographic, industrial and professional perspectives and explores the role of technologies in addressing climate change through mitigation, adaptation and information gathering. It explores some key issues. Is intellectual property part of the solution, an obstacle to change or peripheral? Are there more important questions? Do they receive the attention they deserve? And from whom? This innovative book will play an important role in stimulating holistic discussion and action on an issue of key importance to society. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
    Availability: In Stock
  7. Transnational Culture in the Internet Age

    Transnational Culture in the Internet Age

    Edited by Sean A. Pager, Adam Candeub
    The insightful contributions shed new light on insufficiently examined issues and highlight connections that cut across the many different domains in which such regulations operate. Building upon the framework presented by David Post – one of the first and most prominent scholars of cyber law and a contributor to this volume – the authors address the implications and economics of the Internet’s astronomical scale, jurisdiction and enforcement of the web as it relates to topics including libel tourism and threats to free speech, and the power of global communication to dissolve and recreate identities. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
    Availability: In Stock
  8. Copyright Law and the Progress of Science and the Useful Arts

    Copyright Law and the Progress of Science and the Useful Arts

    Alina Ng
    The American Constitution empowers Congress to enact copyright laws to ‘promote the progress of science and the useful arts’. This book offers the first in-depth analysis of the connection between copyright law as a legal institution and the constitutional goal of promoting social and cultural advancement. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
    Availability: In Stock