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The New Legal Framework for e-Commerce in Europe


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PART I THE ELECTRONIC COMMERCE DIRECTIVE 1. Article 3, ECD: Internal Market Clause International Private Law, Consumers and the Net: A Confusing Maze or a Smooth Path Towards a Single European Market? Charlotte Waelde 2. Articles 6-7, ECD; Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive 2002 Canning the Spam and Cutting the Cookies: Consumer Privacy On-line and EU Regulation Lilian Edwards 3. Articles 9-11, ECD Contracting Electronically in the Shadow of the E-Commerce Directive Andrew D Murray 4. Articles 12-15 ECD: ISP Liability The Problem of Intermediary Service Provider Liability Lilian Edwards 5. Article 17 ECD: Encouragement of Alternative Dispute Resolution On-line Dispute Resolution: A View From Scotland Paul Motion PART II OTHER EUROPEAN AND UK E-COMMERCE LEGISLATION 6. EC Electronic Money Directive 2000 Electronic Money: The European Regulatory Approach Andres Guadamuz and John Usher 7. VAT on Electronic Services Directive 2002/38/EC Amending VAT Law for Electronic Transactions: A Simple Choice for a Simple Tax? Sandra Eden 8. Distance Selling Directive 1977; Distance Marketing of Financial Services Directive 2002 Distance Marketing in the European Union Annette Nordhausen 9. Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000 Workplace Surveillance, Privacy and New Technologies Jane Fraser 10. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Web Access and Disability Martin Sloan

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Lilian Edwards is Co-Director of the AHRC Centre for Research in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, and a Senior Lecturer in Law at Southampton University.


An essential text for all students, scholars and practitioners of e-commerce regulation, it holds important international lessons regarding successes and limitations of the EU's approach in this regulatory space...Edwards' excellent volume is both internationally relevant and socially important... -- Andrea M. Matwyshyn * International Journal of Law and Information Technology *
...this is a book which should be on the shelves of any lawyer - practising or academic - who has an interest in E-Commerce. -- TJ McIntyre * SCRIPT-ed, Volume 4, Issue 3 *
This collection of essays is a useful reference source with respect to various issues of current topical interest in the field of e-commerce law, and provides a thoughtful analysis of the effectiveness of those laws...the essays in this collection are both thought provoking and entertaining, which is a rare combination in a legal text. -- Gaye Middleton * The Journal of E-Commerce, Technology and Communications, Vol 13: Issue 1 *
Edwards and her fellow-contributors deal with a wide range of issues,...As well as a thorough exegesis of the ECD, the collection contains competent treatments of the EC Electronic Money Directive 2000... * Journal of the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association, Vol 15, No 3 *

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