A new Australian book that takes a crisp authoritative look at the legal minefields surrounding online business has won praise from Commonwealth Attorney General Daryl Williams.At nearly $1 per page, the $145 Going Digital, published by Prospect Intelligence, is not cheap. But for corporations immersed in electronic trading, Web developers and ISPs, it provides a timely snapshot of danger zones plus helpful hints.
Helping launch the book recently, Williams said it offers much-needed pointers from an Australian perspective on how to tackle some of the thornier issues in electronic commerce.
Going Digital is based on a series of recent seminars by a diverse group of specialists who hit all the current legal hot buttons in e-commerce, the Internet and multimedia. Its 14 chapters each handles a different topic including defamation,intellectual property, copyright, digital signatures, and Internet domain name disputes.
In each area, recent disputes and court decisions are cited and analysed, then advice on likely future outcomes is dispensed along with tips and strategies to minimise risks.
Going Digital's contributors are 15 of Australia's best and brightest legal talents in technology law, led by editors Anne and Brian Fitzgerald, a sister and brother team who between them hold degrees from Harvard, Oxford, London and Columbia as well as Australian universities.
To order Going Digital, contact Prospect Intelligence via its Web site at: http://prospectmedia.com.au