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Author Melvin, Sean P.

Title Cyberlaw and e-commerce regulation : an entrepreneurial approach / Sean P. Melvin
Published Mason, Ohio : Thomson/South-Western, [2005]
©2005

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Description xviii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Chapter 1 Overview of CyberLaw and E-Commerce Business Models 3 -- Fundamentals of the Internet 5 -- Background and Brief History of the Internet 5 -- Physical Structure 6 -- Domain Name System 7 -- Accessing the Internet 9 -- ISPs, IAPs, and OSPs 9 -- Connecting to the Internet 10 -- Bandwidth 10 -- Wireless Access 12 -- The Tech Boom and Entrepreneurism 12 -- Bricks-and-Mortar Shift to E-Commerce 13 -- Basic Cyber Entrepreneur and E-Commerce Business Models 14 -- Inherent Risks 14 -- Sources of Law Affecting Cyber Entrepreneurs and E-Commerce Firms 14 -- Statutory Law 15 -- Constitutional Law 18 -- Common Law 18 -- The Modern View 18 -- Global Perspectives in CyberLaw 19 -- Chapter 2 Going Online: Formation Issues 25 -- Fundamentals of Selecting the Business Entity 25 -- Personal Liability 26 -- Organizational Expenses 26 -- Management and Control 26 -- Capital and Credit 27 -- Tax Treatment 27 -- Forms of Business Organizations 30 -- Sole Proprietorship 30 -- Partnerships 30 -- Corporations 31 -- Limited Liability Entities 32 -- Joint Ventures: Special Concerns of Cyber Entrepreneurs and E-Commerce Firms 35 -- Corporations as Joint Venture Entities 36 -- Partnerships as Joint Venture Entities 36 -- Limited Liability Companies as Joint Venture Entities 36 -- Contribution of Intellectual Property: Unique Issues for Cyber Entrepreneur Joint Ventures 37 -- Joint Ventures and Intellectual Property Licensing 37 -- Fiduciary Duties of Officers and Directors 38 -- Business Judgment Rule 39 -- Global Perspectives in Cyberlaw: Forms of International Business 42 -- Chater 3 Taxation of Products and Services 47 -- The States and Their Sales and Use Taxes 47 -- Taxation of Mail Order Vendors: A Guideline for Internet Transactions 48 -- Other Nexus Theories 52 -- Challenges in the Taxation of Internet Sales and E-Commerce 52 -- Physical Location 52 -- Regulating Parties and Goods 53 -- Commercial and Noncommercial Internet Transmissions 53 -- The Internet Tax Freedom Act 54 -- Special Taxation Issues Facing Cyber Entrepreneurs and E-Commerce Firms 55 -- Taxation of E-Commerce and Internet Sales 55 -- Internet Access Providers 56 -- Bricks and Clicks: E-Commerce Relationships 57 -- The States' Treatment of Transactions and Electronic Content 57 -- Sales and Use Tax Treatment of Computer Software 58 -- State Income and Franchise Taxes 58 -- Global Issues in Cyberlaw: International Taxation of E-Commerce 59 -- The European Union 59 -- OECD Report 59 -- Foreign Tax Incentives 60 -- Double-Taxation Remedies 61 -- Foreign Tax Credit and Tax Treaties 61 -- Unit 2 Intellectual Property Law 65 -- Chapter 4 Patents: Legal Protection of Inventions and Processes 67 -- Viability of a Patent 67 -- Fundamentals of Patent Law 68 -- Novelty 68 -- Nonobviousness 69 -- Patentable Subject Matter 69 -- Modem Trends 72 -- The American Inventors Protection Act 74 -- Types of Patents 74 -- Business Method Patents 74 -- Design Patents 76 -- Plant Patents 76 -- From Idea to Patent 76 -- Party Qualified to File 76 -- The Patent Application and Examination Process 78 -- Patent Infringement 79 -- Literal Infringement 79 -- Equivalence 79 -- File Wrapper Estoppel 79 -- The Public Use Doctrine 82 -- Remedies and Damages 82 -- Actual Damages 82 -- Attorneys' Fees 82 -- Limitations 83 -- Notice 83 -- Infringement Defenses 83 -- Global Issues in CyberLaw: Intellectual Property 83 -- International Patent Law 84 -- Chapter 5 Protection of Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Trade Dress 89 -- Trade Secret Protection 89 -- Legal Protection of Trade Secrets 90 -- Misappropriation 90 -- Economic Espionage Act 91 -- Exclusive Rights 92 -- Trademarks, Service Marks, and Trade Dress 92 -- Business Value of Trademarks 93 -- Protection under the Law 93 -- Trademark Classification 93 -- Acquiring Rights 94 -- Applications and the Patent and Trademark Office 95 -- Preserving Trademark Protection 96 -- Violation of Trademarks 96 -- Trademark Infringement 96 -- Trademark Dilution 97 -- Infringement Defenses 99 -- Remedies 100 -- Trademarks in Cyberspace 100 -- Domain Names, Virtual Kidnapping, and Cybersquatting 100 -- Metatags 104 -- Framing 104 -- Global Perspectives in Cyberlaw 104 -- International Protection of Trademarks 104 -- The Trademark Law Treaty 105 -- Non-TLT Signatories 105 -- The European Union 105 -- Chapter 6 Copyrights 109 -- Copyright Law 110 -- Originality and "Sweat of the Brow" 110 -- Evolution of U.S. Copyright Law 112 -- Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 112 -- Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1995 114 -- No Electronic Theft Act of 1997 115 -- Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 115 -- Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 and Length of Ownership 117 -- Copyrights and Computer Programs 118 -- Rights of Copyright Owners 118 -- Copyright Protection 118 -- Copyright Infringement 122 -- Direct 122 -- Indirect 122 -- RIAA's Plan B-A Scorched Earth Litigation Strategy at the Individual User Level 125 -- Vicarious Infringement 126 -- Remedies 126 -- Injunctive Relief 126 -- Damages 127 -- Attorney's Fees and Costs 127 -- Criminal Sanctions 127 -- Copyright Infringement Defenses 127 -- Fair Use 127 -- First Sale 130 -- Public Domain 130 -- Global Perspectives in Cyberlaw: The Berne Convention and U.S. Isolationalism 130 -- Unit 3 Legal Issues Of Operation, Management, And Windup Of E-Commerce Firms 135 -- Chapter7 itigation and Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution 137 -- Litigation 137 -- Phases of Litigation 137 -- Prelawsuit 138 -- Pleadings Phase 138 -- Discovery Phase 142 -- Pretrial 144 -- Trial 144 -- Posttrial Motions and Appeals 145 -- Collecting the Judgment 145 -- Alternate Dispute Resolution 146 -- Fundamentals 146 -- Methods of Alternate Dispute Resolution 147 -- Arbitration 149 -- Mediation and Med-Arb 151 -- Expert Evaluation 152 -- Online Dispute Resolution 152 -- Transactions and Relationships 153 -- Online Mediation 153 -- Online Arbitration 153 -- Global Perspectives in Cyberlaw: International Dispute Resolution 154 -- International Arbitration 154 -- International Mediation 156 -- Chapter 8 Jurisdiction in and out of Cyberspace 159 -- Jurisdiction 160 -- Source of Law 160 -- Personal Jurisdiction 160 -- Subject Matter 162 -- Exclusive Jurisdiction and Concurrent Jurisdiction 164 -- Venue 164 -- Evolution of Cyber Jurisdiction and E-Commerce 164 -- Other Views: Narrowing Zippo 167 -- Global Perspectives in Cyberlaw: International Jurisdiction and the Internet 170 -- Directive on Electronic Commerce of the European Union 171 -- Chapter 9 Contracts, Sales, and E-Commerce Transactions 175 -- Overview of Contract Law 176 -- Sources of Law 176 -- Statutory Sources of Law in the Tech Sector 176 -- Formation of a Contract 177 -- Agreement 177 -- Consideration 178 -- Capacity 181 -- Legality 181 -- Statute of Frauds 182 -- Parol Evidence and Common Law Contracts 183 -- Performance and Conditions 183 -- Breach and Remedies 185 -- Article 2-Contracts for the Sale and Lease of Goods 185 -- Merchants v. Non-Merchants 186 -- Article 2A-Leases 186 -- Forms of Leases 186 -- Offer 186 -- Open Terms 186 -- Acceptance 187 -- Consideration 187 -- Statute of Frauds 188 -- Parol Evidence and the U.C.C. 188 -- Electronic Contracts 188 -- Ueta 188 -- Ucita 190 -- Chapter 10 Torts, Cyber Torts, and Product Liability 197 -- Torts 197 -- Cyber Torts 198 -- Defamation 198 -- Defenses to Defamation 199 -- Liability of Publishers 199 -- Other Intentional Cyber Torts 202 -- Trespass 202 -- Negligence 205 -- Hypothetical Negligence Case 205 -- Defenses 206 -- Strict Liability for Products in the Technology Sector 207 -- Product Liability and Value-Added Resellers in the Tech Sector 207 -- Chapter 11 Raising Capital and Regulation of Securities 213 -- Sources of Capital 213 -- Equity Instruments 213 -- Debt Instruments 215 -- Securities Law 218 -- Security Defined 218 -- Federal Securities Regulation 220 -- The Securities Act of 1933 221 -- Exemptions from the '33 Act 221 -- The Securities Act of 1934 223 -- Insider Trading 223 -- State Regulation of Securities: Blue Sky Laws 223 -- Abuses in Litigation: Amendments to the Securities Acts 224 -- Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 224 -- Technology's Impact on Raising Capital 224 -- Marketing Securities over the Internet 225 -- New Securities and the Internet 227 -- Federal Regulation 227 -- State Regulation 229 -- Public Offerings of Securities on the Web 229 -- A Streaming Road Show 230 -- Online Offerings of Exempt Securities 231 -- Trading on the Secondary Market in Cyberspace 231 -- Antifraud Laws, Cyber Entrepreneurs, and E-Commerce 233 -- Antifraud and the Cyber Entrepreneur 234 -- Chapter 12 Antitrust Law and Technolog 239 -- Antitrust Statutes 239 -- The Sherman Act: Per Se Violations and the Rule of Reason 240 -- Horizontal Restraints among Competitors 241 -- Price Fixing 241 -- Allocation of Markets or Customers 242 -- Boycotts: Concerted Refusal to Deal 243 -- Trade Associations 245 -- Vertical Restraints 246 -- Monopolization 249 -- The Microsoft Case 250 -- Microsoft on Appeal 253 -- The Clayton Act 255 -- The Robinson-Patman Act 256 -- Chapter 3 Bankruptcy, Dissolution, and Windup 261 -- Bankruptcy Law 261 -- Chapter 7: Liquidation 262 -- Steps in a Chapter 7 Proceeding 262 -- Chapter 11: Reorganization 268 -- Steps of a Chapter 11 Proceeding 268 -- Chapter 13: Consumer Adjustment Bankruptcy 270 -- Bankruptcy and E-Commerce 270 -- Dissolution
Notes Includes index
Subject Commercial law -- United States.
Electronic commerce -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Intellectual property -- United States.
Internet -- Law and legislation -- United States.
LC no. 2004105262
ISBN 0324175795