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Research Handbook on EU Internet Law

Edited by Andrej Savin, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Jan Trzaskowski, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
The Handbook questions the extent to which the Internet forces us to rethink existing legal concepts and institutions. It includes sections that correspond to the most disputed areas, looking consecutively at policy and governance, copyright, private international law, e-commerce, consumer protection and citizens and their position on the Internet. By highlighting the challenges that European law and policy-makers face when attempting to regulate the Internet, this Handbook raises important issues regarding free speech, accessibility and privacy.
Extent: 648 pp
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78254 416 6
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  • Law - Academic
  • European Law
  • Information and Media Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • Internet and Technology Law
The Internet has brought about unprecedented changes to modern life, creating a connected society but also radically opening up the question of how to design and apply legal rules in a connected world. This innovative Handbook provides an overview of the latest developments and controversies in European Internet law.

The Handbook questions the extent to which the Internet forces us to rethink existing legal concepts and institutions. It includes sections that correspond to the most disputed areas, looking consecutively at policy and governance, copyright, private international law, e-commerce, consumer protection and citizens and their position on the Internet. By highlighting the challenges that European law and policy-makers face when attempting to regulate the Internet, this Handbook raises important issues regarding free speech, accessibility and privacy.

This timely Handbook will be of interest to academics and postgraduate students specializing in international law, e-commerce, consumer law and IT law. It will also be a useful reference tool for practitioners, including governmental officials and data protection officers.
‘By highlighting the challenges that European law and policymakers face when attempting to regulate the Internet, this handbook raises important issues regarding free speech, accessibility, and privacy.’
– Hans W. Micklitz, Journal of Consumer Policy
Contributors: M. Bassini, S. Brachotte, C. Cuijpers, J. Dumortier, C. Easton, C. Geiger, A.A. Gillespie, J.C. Ginsburg, A. Guadamuz, S.S. Jakobsen, E. Kosta, P. Leith, A.R. Lodder, C. Markou, C. Marsden, U. Maunsbach, H.-W. Micklitz, A. Nuyts, O. Pollicino, N. Purtova, C. Riefa, A. Savin, F. Schönherr, I.S Fhima, G. Spindler, T.-E. Synodinou, Z.S. Tang, J. Trzaskowski, N. Vandezande, E.M. Weitzenböck
Contents:

Preface

PART I: POLICY AND GOVERNANCE
1. EU Internet Policy
Gerald Spindler

2. Net Neutrality Law
Christopher Marsden

3. EU Internet Law in the Era of Convergence: The Interplay with EU Telecoms and Media Law
Søren Sandfeld Jakobsen

PART II: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
4. Copyright law, An Ancient History, A Contemporary Challenge
Eleni-Tatiani Synodinou

5. Limitations to Copyright in the Digital Age
Christoph Geiger and Franciska Schönherr

6. Trademark Law and Advertising Keywords
Ilanah Simon Fhima

7. Software Patents and the Digital Environment
Philip Leith

PART III: JURISDICTION AND CHOICE-OF-LAW
8. Where Does the Act of “Making Available” Occur?
Jane C. Ginsburg

9. Information Society Perspectives on Choice of Law and Jurisdiction - Party Autonomy in Transition
Ulf Maunsbach

10. Jurisdiction Over Cyber-Torts under the Brussels I Regulation
Sandrine Brachotte and Arnaud Nuyts

11. Consumer Contracts and the Internet in EU Private International Law
Zheng Sophia Tang

PART IV: INTERNAL MARKET AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
12. E-Commerce in the Single Market Context – The Invisible Framework
Andrej Savin

13. Developments in Intermediary Liability
Andrés Guadamuz

14. The Concept of European Regulation of B2C Internet Sales
Hans-W. Micklitz

15. Information Requirements Overload? Assessing Disclosure Duties Under the E-commerce Directive, Services Directive and Consumer Directive
Arno R. Lodder

16. Online Marketing: Advertisers know you are a Dog on the Internet!
Christine Riefa and Christiana Markou

17. Commercial Communication in Social Media
Jan Trzaskowski

18. Legal Evidence in a Digital Context: Will Signatures Disappear?
Jos Dumortier and Niels Vandezande

PART V: CITIZENS AND THE INTERNET
19. Crowdsourcing and User Empowerment: A Contradiction in Terms?
Emily M. Weitzenböck

20. Hate and Harm: The Law on Hate Speech
Alisdair A. Gillespie

21. Free Speech, Defamation and the Limits to Freedom of Expression in
the EU: a Comparative Analysis
Oreste Pollicino and Marco Bassini

22. Data Protection Reform and the Internet: the Draft Data Protection Regulation
Collette Cuijpers, Nadezhda Purtova, and Eleni Kosta

23. An Analysis of the European Union's Law and Policy Relating to Website Accessibility
Catherine Easton

Index