The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law

The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law

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Author's Note

About the Author

Foreword: By Dave Baker, Vice President, Law and Public Policy, EarthLink


Part I: Copyright Law

  1. Case Study: An Introduction to Copyright on the Internet, Playboy v. Sanfilippo
  2. The Basics of Copyright Law
  3. Creating a Copyright-Friendly Website
  4. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Part II: Domain Names and Trademarks

  1. Case Study: An Introduction to Domain Names and Trademark Disputes, Electronics Boutique v. Zuccarini
  2. The Basics of Trademark Law
  3. Traditional Trademark Law and Domain Names
  4. The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act
  5. The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
  6. Other Trademark Issues

Part III: Patent Law

  1. Case Study: An Introduction to Patents on the Internet, v.
  2. The Basics of Patent Law and Protection
  3. Patents for Software and Internet Business Methods
  4. Exploiting and Enforcing Patents

Part IV: Privacy

  1. Case Study: An Introduction to Privacy on the Internet, Federal Trade Commission v. GeoCities
  2. Internet Privacy Laws and Privacy Policies
  3. General Privacy Laws
  4. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
  5. The European Union's Privacy Directive
  6. The Canadian Privacy Act

Part V: Free Speech and the First Amendment

  1. Case Study: An Introduction to Free Speech on the Internet, Zeran v. America Online
  2. Sex, the Internet and the First Amendment
  3. Message Board Misconduct and Online Anonymity
  4. Critical Websites, Parody and the First Amendment
  5. Hate on the Internet
  6. Spam

Part VI: Contract Law and High Technology

  1. Electronic Signatures and the U.S. E-Sign Act
  2. Website Development Agreements
  3. Creating Contracts on the Internet

Part VII: Employment Law

  1. Case Study: An Introduction to Employment Law In The Technological Revolution, Strauss v. Microsoft
  2. Sexual Harassment
  3. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  4. The Americans with Disabilities Act
  5. Noncompete Agreements And Other Restrictive Covenants
  6. Privacy Issues and Employee Monitoring


Appendix: The Fifteen Essential Internet Law Bookmarks