Synopses & Reviews
This exciting new text, e-Commerce Law: Issues for Business, provides an understanding of the major legal issues confronting cyberspace and e-commerce. An integration of traditional law with the emerging law of cyberspace provides a unique perspective to help students see how and why business decision-makers may seek legal assistance before their transactions beome irrevocably fixed or their actions become irreversible. This text utilizes court decisions, federal and state statutes, administrative rulings, the legal literature, and ethical issues relating to Internet Law to explain and demonstrate how e-commerce and the law relate to one another.
About the Author
John W. Bagby is Professor of Business Law at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his bachelors degree at the University of Kansas, the J.D. degree in law from the University of Tulsa, pursued graduate study in business at New York University - Graduate School of Business and received the M.B.A. degree from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the Missouri Bar. Professor Bagby has taught business law, business organizations, regulation, real estate law, securities regulations, commercial law and intellectual property to undergraduates and M.B.A.s at Penn State, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Kansas and the University of Texas at Austin. He has received teaching awards from both undergraduate and graduate student organizations. Additionally, Professor Bagby has presented to several executive education programs and in continuing education workshops. Professor Bagby has co-authored numerous college texts and casebooks. He is a principal co-author on Irwin's Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business, (3rd edition, 1996, Richard D. Irwin, Co. Homewood, IL), Irwin's Business Law: Concepts, Analysis Perspectives (3rd edition, 1994) and Legal Aspects of the Management Process, (4th edition, 1990, West Publishing Company, St. Paul, MN). He is sole author of the forthcoming e-Commerce Cyberlaw, (West Pub. Co. 2002). Professor Bagby has served on numerous college and university committees including membership or chair of the University Faculty Senate, Protection of Human Subjects, honors advisor, Ombudser, Faculty Advisory Committee, the Alumni Society Board of Advisors, General Education Implementation, and the Task Force on Intellectual Property, among others.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: LEGAL SYSTEM. 1. Law in Business. 2. Consitutional Law. PART TWO: PRIVATE LAW. 3. Computer Crime and Torts. PART THREE: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. 4. Copyright. 5. Data Protection and Trade Secrets. 6. Patent Law. 7. Trademarks. PART FOUR: E-COMMERCE. 8. Introduction to Contracts and Formation. 9. Payments and Performances. 10. Writings and Records, Defenses, Remedies and Creditors Rights. 11. Technology Transfer, Employment and Service Contracts. PART FIVE: REGULATION. 12. Antitrust. 13. Privacy. 14. Internet Regulation.