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A Manager's Guide to IT Law
2nd edition

Jeremy Holt (editor), Jeremy Newton (editor)

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ISBN: 9781906124755
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 172 x 246
Number of pages: 205
Publication date: 22 AUG 2011
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT




This comprehensive guide for management professionals discusses the IT-related legal issues faced by businesses on a daily basis. Legal concepts and terminology are notoriously difficult for non-specialists, especially in the fast-moving field of IT. This book explains, in plain English, the most relevant legal frameworks, with examples from actual case law used to illustrate the kinds of problems and disputes that most commonly arise. Contents include IT Contracts; Systems Procurement Contracts; Avoiding Employment Problems; Instructing an IT Consultant; Intellectual Property Law for Computer Users; Cloud Computing; Outsourcing; Source Code Escrow; Data Protection; Doing Business Online; Setting Up Joint Ventures; Freedom of Information; WEEE Regulations; Resolving DisputesA small but perfectly-formed legal guide to spotting potential IT problems...With this book you'll stay on the right side of a very complex subject.
Jeremy Holt is the head of the Computer Law Group of Clark Holt Commercial Solicitors. Jeremy Newton is a director at Technology Law Alliance in London, a law firm specialising in IT, outsourcing and e-commerce law.
'My expectations of this book were high and have not been disappointed at all - it is very relevant and, like the earlier volume, is packed with information that we as IT professionals need [...] This is a great book to have in the office to act as a checklist for IT managers, or even for commercial contract specialists who may not appreciate the full range of issues that needs to be covered in a new supplier agreement.'
Peter Wheatcroft, Principal Consultant, Partners in IT
1 IT contracts
2 Systems procurement contracts
3 Avoiding employment problems
4 Intellectual property law for computer users
5 Source code escrow
6 Outsourcing
7 Data protection
8 Doing business online
9 Setting up joint ventures
10 Cloud computing
11 Open source
12 WEEE regulations
13 Freedom of information
14 Resolving disputes

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