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International communications & telecommunications law

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Global Internet Law

Global Internet Law

Author: Michael Rustad Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2020

Global Internet Law Hornbook provides students, practitioners, judges, and policymakers with a comprehensive examination of the most important concepts and methods of this rapidly evolving field of law. Each chapter is a detailed examination of cases, statutes, industry standards, norms, as well as, academic commentaries from around the world. While the emphasis is on U.S. developments, each chapter compares U.S. to EU regulations, directives, and conventions, as well as, other cross-border Internet law developments from diverse legal systems around the world. This timely and up-to-date Hornbook comprehensively examines Internet technologies, Internet governance, private international law (jurisdiction, choice of law, forum selection and enforcement of judgment), online contacts (mass market, cloud computing service level agreements, social media terms of use software licensing, and e-commerce terms of service),global consumer protection in cyberspace (FTC, state and foreign developments), cybertorts (including CDA Section 230 developments, Internet security, information torts, and negligent enablement), Internet-related privacy (including the EU Data Directive) cybercrimes (including state, federal and international developments), privacy (including extensive coverage of the Data Protection Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation) content regulations (U.S. vs. foreign), copyrights in cyberspace, trademarks and domain names, Internet-related trade secrets and patent law developments. Global Internet law is increasingly important for all lawyers, whether they are policymakers, transactional lawyers, or litigators. This Hornbook is organized around the major issues in each substantive and procedural area of law in the most accessible, contemporary, and effective manner. To help readers come to grips with the necessity of approaching the subject from a transnational perspective, this book surveys the best available U.S. and foreign cases, statutes, and commentaries covering global Internet Law developments.

Telecommunications Law and Practice in Nigeria

Telecommunications Law and Practice in Nigeria

Author: Jacob Otu Enyia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2019

The Liberalisation of the Telecommunications Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa and Fostering Competition in Telecommunications Services Markets

The Liberalisation of the Telecommunications Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa and Fostering Competition in Telecommunications Services Markets

Author: Rachel Alemu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2019

This study investigates whether the existing regulatory framework governing the telecommunications sector in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa effectively deals with emerging competition-related concerns in the liberalised sector. Using Uganda as a case study, it analyses the relevant provisions of the law governing competition in the telecommunications sector, and presents three key findings: Firstly, while there is comprehensive legislation on interconnection and spectrum management, inefficient enforcement of the legislation has perpetuated concerns surrounding spectrum scarcity and interconnection. Secondly, the legislative framework governing anti-competitive behaviour, though in line with the established principles of competition law, is not sufficient. Specifically, the framework is not equipped to govern the conduct of multinational telecommunications groups that have a strong presence in the telecommunications sector. Major factors hampering efficient competition regulation include Uganda's sole reliance on sector-specific competition rules, restricted available remedies, and a regulator with limited experience of enforcing competition legislation. The weaknesses in the framework strongly suggest the need to adopt an economy-wide competition law. Lastly, wireless technology is the main means through which the population in Uganda accesses telecommunications services. Greater emphasis should be placed on regulating conduct in the wireless communications markets.

Telecommunications Law and Regulation

Telecommunications Law and Regulation

Since the last edition of this book was published, numerous changes have occurred in the telecommunications sector, at a national, European, and international level. Telecommunications Law and Regulation takes these changes into account, including an examination of the*adoption of Directive 2014/61/EU on the measures to reduce to cost of deploying electronic communication networks; Directive 2014/53/EU on radio equipment; Regulation 2015/2120 on 'open internet access' and roaming; and the implications of Brexit on the UK telecommunications sector. There is also coverage of substantial regulatory developments in US law since 2012, including the FCC's order on 'Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet' (March 2015). Written by leading experts, it is essential reading for legal practitioners and academics involved in the telecommunications industry.

Harmful Interference in Regulatory Perspective

Harmful Interference in Regulatory Perspective

Author: Mahulena Hofmann Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2016

This collection analyses the regulatory aspects of harmful interference faced by those entities operating space communication and broadcasting. While technology reacts to this international phenomenon with the development of continuously improving technological systems for preventing and combating harmful interference, its international regulatory and legal framework develops at a much slower pace. Issues discussed include the increasing deterioration of signals from broadcasting and communication satellites, including cases of intentional interference known as `jamming'; the human rights balance between freedom of expression and protection from hate speech; the efficacy of the current regulatory system and the legal consequences of non-compliance; the role of national authorities, and supranational bodies such as the EU and UN. The contributors include experts drawn from international and national academia, the ITU, national regulatory authorities and operators to present an international, multidimensional, and critical analysis of this complex phenomenon.

Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations

Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations

Author: Scott J. Shackelford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2016

This book presents a framework to reconceptualize internet governance and better manage cyber attacks. It examines the potential of polycentric regulation to increase accountability through bottom-up action. It also provides a synthesis of the current state of cybersecurity research, bringing features of cyber attacks to light and comparing and contrasting the threat to all relevant stakeholders. Throughout the book, cybersecurity is treated holistically, covering issues in law, science, economics and politics. This interdisciplinary approach is an exemplar of how strategies from different disciplines as well as the private and public sectors may cross-pollinate to enhance cybersecurity. Case studies and examples illustrate what is at stake and identify best practices. The book discusses technical issues of Internet governance and cybersecurity while presenting the material in an informal, straightforward manner. The book is designed to inform readers about the interplay of Internet governance and cybersecurity and the potential of polycentric regulation to help foster cyber peace.

Net Neutrality & the FCC

Net Neutrality & the FCC

Author: Denise Lambert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

In February 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order that will impose rules governing the management of Internet traffic as it passes over broadband Internet access services (BIAS), whether those services are fixed or wireless. The rules are commonly known as net neutrality rules. The order was released in March 2015. According to the order, the rules ban the blocking of legal content, forbid paid prioritisation of affiliated or proprietary content, and prohibit the throttling of legal content by broadband Internet access service providers (BIAS providers). The rules are subject to reasonable network management, as that term is defined by the FCC. This book discusses selected legal issues raised by FCC's 2015 open internet order, and examines the net neutrality debate.

Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations

Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations

Author: Scott J. Shackelford Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2014

This book presents a framework to reconceptualize internet governance and better manage cyber attacks. It examines the potential of polycentric regulation to increase accountability through bottom-up action. It also provides a synthesis of the current state of cybersecurity research, bringing features of cyber attacks to light and comparing and contrasting the threat to all relevant stakeholders. Throughout the book, cybersecurity is treated holistically, covering issues in law, science, economics and politics. This interdisciplinary approach is an exemplar of how strategies from different disciplines as well as the private and public sectors may cross-pollinate to enhance cybersecurity. Case studies and examples illustrate what is at stake and identify best practices. The book discusses technical issues of Internet governance and cybersecurity while presenting the material in an informal, straightforward manner. The book is designed to inform readers about the interplay of Internet governance and cybersecurity and the potential of polycentric regulation to help foster cyber peace.

International Internet Law

International Internet Law

Author: Joanna (University of Lodz, Poland) Kulesza Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2013

This book discusses the international legal issues underlying Internet Governance and proposes an international solution to its problems. The book encompasses a wide spectrum of current debate surrounding the governance of the internet and focuses on the areas and issues which urgently require attention from the international community in order to sustain the proper functioning of the global network that forms the foundation of our information fuelled society. Among the topics discussed are international copyright protection, state responsibility for cyber-attacks (cyberterrorism), and international on-line privacy protection. Taking a comparative approach by examining how different jurisdictions such as the United States, the European Union, China and Singapore have attempted various solutions to the problem of Internet Governance, the author offers a practical solution to the problem and is a proponent of International Internet Law. Kulesza suggests that just as in the case of International Environmental Law, an Internet Framework Convention could shape the starting point for international cooperation and lead to a clear, contractual division of state jurisdictional competences. International Internet Law is of particular interest to legal scholars engaged with the current challenges in international law and international relations, as well as students of law, international relations and political science. The issues discussed in the book are also relevant to journalists and other media professionals, facing the challenges of analyzing current international developments in cyberspace.

International Internet Law

International Internet Law

Author: Joanna (University of Lodz, Poland) Kulesza Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2012

This book discusses the international legal issues underlying Internet Governance and proposes an international solution to its problems. The book encompasses a wide spectrum of current debate surrounding the governance of the internet and focuses on the areas and issues which urgently require attention from the international community in order to sustain the proper functioning of the global network that forms the foundation of our information fuelled society. Among the topics discussed are international copyright protection, state responsibility for cyber-attacks (cyberterrorism), and international on-line privacy protection. Taking a comparative approach by examining how different jurisdictions such as the United States, the European Union, China and Singapore have attempted various solutions to the problem of Internet Governance, the author offers a practical solution to the problem and is a proponent of International Internet Law. Kulesza suggests that just as in the case of International Environmental Law, an Internet Framework Convention could shape the starting point for international cooperation and lead to a clear, contractual division of state jurisdictional competences. International Internet Law is of particular interest to legal scholars engaged with the current challenges in international law and international relations, as well as students of law, international relations and political science. The issues discussed in the book are also relevant to journalists and other media professionals, facing the challenges of analyzing current international developments in cyberspace.

Law in an Era of Smart Technology

Law in an Era of Smart Technology

Should law be technologically neutral, or should it evolve as human relationships with technology become more advanced? In Law in an Era of Smart Technology, Susan Brenner analyzes the complex and evolving interactions between law and technology and provides a thorough and detailed account of the law in technology at the beginning of the 21st century. Brenner draws upon recent technological advances, evaluating how developing technologies may alter how humans interact with each other and with their environment. She analyzes the development of technology as shifting from one of use to one of interaction, and argues that this interchange needs us to reconceptualize our approach to legal rules, which were originally designed to prevent the misuse of older technologies. As technologies continue to develop over the next several decades, Brenner argues that the laws directed between human and technological relationships should remain neutral. She explains how older technologies rely on human implementation, but new smart technology will be completely automated. This will eventually lead to, as she explains, the ultimate progression in our relationship with technology: the fusion of human physiology and technology. Law in an Era of Smart Technology provides a detailed, historically-grounded explanation as to why our traditional relationship with technology is evolving and why a corresponding shift in the law is imminent and necessary.

Legal Issues in the Global Information Society

Legal Issues in the Global Information Society

Author: Center for International Legal Studies Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2006

The digital revolution has fundamentally changed the way people think, communicate, work, and conduct economic and business practices. Yet the vast majority of the world lags behind as the development gap between the rich and poor increases among and within countries across the globe. Legal Issues in the Global Information Society is the first and only book to cover the recommendations addressed at the UN World Summit on the Information Society, held in Tunis in Nov 2005. As information technology evolves in both developed and developing states, this timely publication will act as a blueprint for bridging the digital divide around the globe. The authors of this book, all leading legal experts and members of the Legal Issues Project Team of the Center for International Legal Studies, presented a session at the Summit, and the chapters of the book reflect the twelve major legal issues that will need to be confronted as more and more countries bridge this divide.