Synopses & Reviews
The third edition of CYBERLAW: TEXT and CASES guides readers through the complete business lifecycle?from idea to operation to dissolution?while examining the legal, managerial, and ethical issues affecting technology at each stage. Excerpted cases thoroughly explain the law in every chapter, while a running case about Google helps readers understand the real-world legal implications of operating a technology company today.
This exciting text assists aspiring business managers in recognizing the legal issues relevant to maintaining and doing business in an e-commerce world. It covers relevant legal issues, applicable court decisions, federal and state statutes, administrative rulings, legal literature, and ethical considerations relating to Internet law.
About the Author
Professor Ferrera is an attorney and has been the chair of the Law Department at Bentley College for 17 years. He is also the past president of North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association and a former editor-in-chief of the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Review. His course in Cyberlaw was the first to be offered in business schools in the nation. He is also a legal consultant to professional organizations and business corporations. A nationally recognized teacher and author, Professor Ferrera has led Bentley College's effort to develop a national-model law curriculum incorporating the intersection of business law and information technology. He also has interests in cyberethics. He has been published in the American Journal of Jurisprudence, Pepperdine Law Review, American Business Law Journal, Cleveland State Law Review, Journal of Legal Studies Education, and Marquette Law Review and co-author of Business Law: Text and Cases and The Legal Environment of Business. In March 1999, he was appointed to the Gregory H. Adamian Professorship in Law, a newly established endowed chair. In August 1997, he received the Charles M. Hewitt Excellence in Teaching Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Business Ethics, Bentley College. The Academy of Legal Studies in Business honored him as recipient of the Ralph C. Hoeber Award, following publication of and article he wrote in the Journal of Legal Studies Education. At Bentley College, he has received the Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence, the Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award, and has been recognized as the Scholar of the Year.Dr. Lichtenstein is a Professor of Law and Chairperson of the Law Department at Bentley College. An attorney and past president of the North Atlantic Region of the American Business Law Association Professor Lichtenstein has published papers involving product liability, administrative law, affirmative action, and the rights of the elderly. He is also a legal consultant to area businesses, organizations, and individuals. Professor Lichtenstein has focused his research in Product liability, administrative law, affirmative action, and the rights of the elderly. His published articles include Implementing A Cyberlaw Course Into A Business Law Curriculum (1999) (Co-authored with Gerald Ferrera, Bentley College) (Submitted to The Journal Of Legal Studies Education); Airbags Product Liability: State Common Law Tort Claims Are Not Automatically Preempted By Federal Legislation, 45 Cleveland State Law Review 1 (1997) (Lead Article) (Co-authored with Gerald Ferrera, Bentley College); A Discussion of the Silicone Gel-Filled Breats Implant Controversy, 12 The Review of Litigation (University of Texas School of Law) 206 (1992) (cited in 9 Yale Law Journal of Law and Feminism 157 and in other articles); City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Company: A Discussion of Its Impact on Affirmative Action Programs, 23 North Atlantic Business Law Review 79 (1990) (Co-authored with Margo Reder, Bentley College). Dr. Lichtenstein is the recipient of seven grants from the Attorney General's Office, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Consumer Protection/Anti-Trust Division, for the Bentley Consumer Action Line (BCAL) where students mediate Consumer complaints against area businesses.
Table of Contents
Part One: Business Formation, Business Models and Business Cycles. Chapter 1: Introduction to CyberLaw: Text and Cases. Chapter 2: Innovations and Inventions: The Ideas and Implementations of Technology Core to Developing Business Models as a Means to Create Value. Chapter 3: Business Governance and Management: Formation, Financing and Exit Strategies. Part 2: Intellectual Property: Business Assets in the Information Age. Chapter 4: Trademarks. Chapter 5: Copyright. Chapter 6: Patents. Chapter 7: Trade Secrets. Part 3: Transactional Law: Creating Wealth and Managing Risk. Chapter 8: Dispute Resolution: Jurisdiction, Litigation, and ADR. Chapter 9: Contracts for the Internet and Tech Sectors. Chapter 10: The Employment Relationship in the Internet and Tech Sectors. Part 4: Regulatory, Compliance and Liability Issues. Chapter 11: Government Regulation. Chapter 12: Privacy. Chapter 13: Security and Computer Crime. Chapter 14: International CyberLaw.