Internet and e-commerce law, business and policy
Fitzgerald, A. M, Fitzgerald, B. F, Middleton, G. & Clark, E. (2011). Internet and e-commerce law, business and policy. Sydney, NSW: Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Ltd. Retrieved from http://eprints.qut.edu.au/57889/
Over the last two decades, the internet and e-commerce have reshaped the way we communicate, interact and transact. In the converged environment enabled by high speed broadband, web 2.0, social media, virtual worlds, user-generated content, cloud computing, VoIP, open source software and open content have rapidly become established features of our online experience. Business and government alike are increasingly using the internet as the preferred platform for delivery of their goods and services and for effective engagement with their clients. New ways of doing things online and challenges to existing business, government and social activities have tested current laws and often demand new policies and laws, adapted to the new realities. The focus of this book is the regulation of social, cultural and commercial activity on the World Wide Web. It considers developments in the law that have been, and continue to be, brought about by the emergence of the internet and e-commerce. It analyses how the law is applied to define rights and obligations in relation to online infrastructure, content and practices.