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Conflict of Laws and the Internet

Pedro de Miguel Asensio, Professor, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
The ubiquity of the Internet contrasts with the territorial nature of national legal orders. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of jurisdiction, choice of law and enforcement of judgments issues concerning online activities in the areas in which private legal relationships are most affected by the Internet. It provides an in-depth study of EU Law in this particularly dynamic field, with references to major developments in other jurisdictions. Topics comprise information society services, data protection, defamation, copyright, trademarks, unfair competition and contracts, including consumer protection and alternative dispute resolution.
Extent: c 576 pp
Hardback Price: $265.00 Web: $238.50
Publication Date: April 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78811 081 5
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  • Law - Academic
  • Information and Media Law
  • Internet and Technology Law
  • Private International Law
The ubiquity of the Internet contrasts with the territorial nature of national legal orders. This insightful book provides a detailed practical analysis of jurisdiction, choice of law and recognition and enforcement of judgments, examining online activities in areas where private legal relationships are most affected by the Internet. Offering rigorous and systematic coverage of EU Law in this dynamic field, consideration is given to information society services, data protecation, defamation, copyright, trademarks, unfair competition and online contracts.

Key features include:
• comprehensive analysis of the complex conflict of laws issues that arise in connection with Internet activities

• discussion on the jurisdiction of national courts and the determination of applicable law

• a European perspective on the relationship between Internet Law and Private International Law (PIL)

• consideration of the cross-border effects of judgments in all major fields of PIL affected by the Internet.

Written by award-winning author Pedro de Miguel Asensio, Conflict of Laws and the Internet will be a vital resource for practitioners and policy-makers alike with applications for IT law experts and companies active in e-commerce. Providing a strong doctrinal base for an area of ever increasing importance and attention, this book will also be a valuable reference for academics working in the fields of IT law and PIL.
‘The most recent book by Professor de Miguel Asensio is a beautifully crafted work. Fundamental issues of private international law and various issues of the information society, which include GDPR as well as intellectual properties, are well integrated in this work. This is a must-read book to study private international law in the 21st century.’
– Toshiyuki Kono, Kyushu University, Japan

‘The go-to conflict of laws book for all things internet related, from data protection and personality rights, to contracts, copyright, unfair competition, etc. Truly a book for the digital age.’
– Franco Ferrari, New York University School of Law, US
Contents: 1. Foundations 2. Information society services, internal market and illegal content 3. Data protection and personality rights including defamation 4. Copyright and related rights 5. Unfair competition, trademarks and other industrial property rights 6. Contracts Index