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Internet law and business handbook
Brinson, J. Dianne.
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[First edition].
Publication Information:
[Port Huron, MI] : Ladera Press, [2000]

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xiii, 554 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm + 1 computer disk (3 1/2 in.)
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KF390.5.C6 B76 2000 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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This practical reference uses simple language and clear explanations to help businesses and individuals with all aspects of Internet usage, including setting up business Web sites and personal home pages, putting existing material online, creating material specifically for the Internet, using material found on the Internet, e-commerce, and educational aspects of the Internet.

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Booklist Review

The authors have put together a "comprehensive, practical guide to the legal and business issues that arise in various aspects of using the Internet." Even though new issues arise daily and laws are changing almost as fast as a Napster user can download a favorite recording, this guide provides a solid legal foundation for Internet entrepreneurs and users alike. Brinson teaches at San Jose State University and at Berkeley, while Radcliffe practices law in Palo Alto. Their Handbook builds on their earlier guides, Multimedia Law and Business Handbook (1996) and Internet Legal Forms for Business (1997). They first explain the laws that apply to Internet use, such as those on copyright, contracts, defamation, privacy, and publicity. Then they focus on creating Web sites and Web products (covering development agreements and requirements for permission or licensing to use preexisting content) and on Web marketing and e-commerce (covering product and domain names, the law of selling, and site links). Other miscellaneous topics include music on the Web, union concerns, distance learning, e-mail, and service-provider liability. Appendixes list other information resources and include sample contracts in print format and on the accompanying disk. --David Rouse

Library Journal Review

This book was written for those who develop web sites, engage in electronic commerce, create content for use over the Internet, or use existing Internet content for business purposes. Its stated aim is to make plain the laws applicable to Internet use so that readers can avoid legal difficulties. The authors, a law professor and attorney, explain the laws in straightforward language, define the legal terminology, and provide examples of the applications of the law. They begin with chapters on copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, contract, employment, and privacy laws. For expert coverage of such issues as privacy policies, Canadian e-commerce laws, and Internet business models, chapters by additional contributors are offered. Appendixes include such helpful resources as a basic explanation of the U.S. legal system, directories of rights agencies, a list of copyright search services, and a collection of sample contracts, which are also found on an accompanying disc. The authors and contributors do a good job of clarifying complex and evolving law without dumbing it down. Recommended for most public libraries and business collections.DJoan Pedzich, Harris Beach & Wilcox, LLP, Rochester, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.