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.
About the Author
An attorney and Chair of the Law Department at Bentley College, Gerald R. Ferrera's course in cyberlaw was the first to be offered in business schools across the nation. A nationally recognized teacher and author, Professor Ferrera has led Bentley University's effort to develop a national model for a law curriculum that addresses the intersection of business law and information technology. He is the recipient of several teaching honors, including the Gregory H. Adamian Professorship in Law, Charles M. Hewitt Excellence in Teaching Award, Ralph C. Hoeber Award, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award, and Scholar of the Year. A past president of the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association and a former editor-in-chief of its Law Review, Professor Ferrera has been published in several legal journals, including the American Journal of Jurisprudence, Pepperdine Law Review, American Business Law Journal, and is the co-author of BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND CASES and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENTS OF BUSINESS. A faculty member at Boston College in the Carroll School of Management, Margo E.K. Reder teaches introductory law, as well as electives covering e-Commerce and cyberlaw issues in the M.B.A. and J.D./M.B.A. programs, with an emphasis on entrepreneurial business strategies in the technology sector. Professor Reder was a member of her law school's Law Review, and has published more than twenty law review articles. In addition to teaching, Professor Reder consults with area businesses on technology transfer strategies and outsourcing for U.S. businesses, and serves as a mentor and judge for the students in the business plan competition at Boston College. Stephen D. Lichtenstein has a B.S. from Boston College, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and a Certificate in Mediation. He has published numerous law review articles on many business law-related topics with a major focus on privacy. Publication awards include two Ralph C. Hoeber awards and the prestigious Bentley College Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Lichtenstein is past president of the North Atlantic Business Law Association, and currently serves on its executive committee and the board of editors of the Business Law Review. He is a legal consultant to businesses and individuals, and a member of the Massachusetts and Federal Bars. Robert Bird is Associate Professor of Legal studies and an Ackerman Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Business. After receiving his J.D. and M.B.A. at Boston University, Professor Bird practiced law in Connecticut and served as a law clerk for the Connecticut Appellate Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the Massachusetts Superior Court. His more than forty articles on employment law, intellectual property law, and strategy have appeared in the American Business Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Stanford Journal of Law, and others. Professor Bird has lectured at several prestigious universities, and has received multiple awards for his teaching and scholarly research. Jonathan J. Darrow received his law degree from Duke University, and an M.B.A from Boston College. In 2009, he completed the L.L.M. program at Harvard Law School, where he is currently a candidate for the discipline's highest degree, the S.J.D. Mr. Darrow has practiced corporate law in the Silicon Valley offices of Cooley Godward, and later with Wiley Rein and Fielding in Washington, D.C. Formerly, he served as a lecturer at Boston College and Assistant Professor of Business Law at Plymouth State University. His scholarship on intellectual property has appeared in the Stanford Technology Law Review, the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.
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.