internet.law.nz, revised 4th edition
Explores the impact of the internet on jurisdictions and analyses the effects of the technology on copyright, tortious liability, evidence and criminal law. Also considers substantial recent changes in statute and case law including Harmful Digital Communications Act; Search and Surveillance Act and amendments to the Electronic Transactions Act.
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This revised 4th edition focusses on key areas of importance and relevance to practitioners, professionals and students of cyber and internet law, who wish to have an understanding of law with regards to the internet.
An entirely new chapter on harassment and online speech harms has been added since the 3rd edition and the revised 4th edition contains new and revised material examining the following topics:
- recent case law and legislation including the Harmful Digital Communications Act, the Search and Surveillance Act and amendments to the Electronic Transactions Act
- speech harms, cyber-bullying and harassment in social and other media
- e-discovery and evidence and the impact of the Search and Surveillance Act
- online defamation and content regulation
- use of Information technology in court
- recent developments in internet governance since 2011.
This revised 4th edition differs from the earlier impression as it includes:
- commentary on 'digital property' in light of the supreme court decision in the case of Dixon v R
- discussion of the Harmful Digital Communications Act (and the text has been written to reflect the structural changes between the Bill and the Act).
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Table of contents
Chapter I Law Online
Judicial decisions online
Issues related to the transitory nature of web-based information — Link rot
Chapter II Governance and Regulation
The governance taxonomy
The taxonomy in summary
Governance by governments
A Digital Magna Carta?
Chapter III Domain Name Disputes
The background to ICANN
Domestic approaches to domain names in New Zealand – The Common Law
The New Zealand dispute resolution service
Chapter IV Harassment and Harmful Digital Communications
Regulating the content layer
Online harassment, cyberbullying and cyberstalking
Harassment by blog
Chapter V Content Regulation, Defamation and Reputational Harms
Defamation on the Internet
Murray v Wishart — appeal
Other remedies for reputational harm
Chapter VI Jurisdiction — Which Court, Which Law
What a defendant may do — opposition to jurisdiction and forum non convenients
Application of existing provisions to Internet transactions
Effecting service by email and social media
Criminal jurisdiction and the Internet
Chapter VII Computer Crimes
Crimes involving computers
The effectiveness of the computer crimes provisions
Cybercrime, cyberterrorism or cyberwarfare
Sentencing for computer crime
Chapter VIII Evidence Issues
Documents in the digital environment
The New Zealand High Court Rules
Search warrants, seizure and electronic interception
Computer-based evidence — s 137 of the Evidence Act 2006
Chapter IX Information Technology in Court
The image of the courthouse or individual courtroom
Introducing technology to court
Examples of information technology use in the court process
The technology taxonomy
Remote testimony and alternative means of giving evidence
Using technology to enhance evidence communication
Electronic bundles of documents in civil and criminal proceedings
Technology-enhanced static evidence
The level playing field, technology failure and the allocation of responsibility
Chapter X Cybertrespass, Cyberconversion and Spam
The property problem
Domain names and cyberconversion
Chapter XI Online Business Relationships
Mistake and website transactions
Duty of care
The Electronic Transactions Act 2002
Chapter XII Digital Copyright Issues
Technological protection measures and paracopyright
File sharing 606
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