Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical guide to cyber law – the law affecting information and communication technology (ICT) – in Greece covers every aspect of the subject, including intellectual property rights in the ICT sector, relevant competition rules, drafting and negotiating ICT-related contracts, electronic transactions, privacy issues, and computer crime. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the detailed explanation of specific characteristics of practice and procedure.
Following a general introduction, the book assembles its information and guidance in seven main areas of practice: the regulatory framework of the electronic communications market; software protection, legal protection of databases or chips, and other intellectual property matters; contracts with regard to software licensing and network services, with special attention to case law in this area; rules with regard to electronic evidence, regulation of electronic signatures, electronic banking, and electronic commerce; specific laws and regulations with respect to the liability of network operators and service providers and related product liability; protection of individual persons in the context of the processing of personal data and confidentiality; and the application of substantive criminal law in the area of ICT.
Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Greece will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative law in this relatively new and challenging field. Imprint: Kluwer Law International ISBN: 9789041137791 Paperback: 296 pages Google Books
Contents: The Author. Table of Contents. List of Abbreviations. Preface. General Introduction. Part I. Regulation of the ICT Market. 1. Regulatory Framework of the Telecommunications Sector. 2. Regulation of Competition in the ICT Market. 3. Regulation of Cryptography and other Dual Use Goods. 4. Legal Status of Standardization. 5. Legal Status of Out-of-Court Dispute Settlement in the ICT Sector. Part II. Protection of Intellectual Property in the ICT Sector. 1. Application of Copyright in the Area of ICT. 2. Legal Protection of Software. 3. Legal Protection of Databases. 4. Legal Protection of Computer Chips. 5. Other Intellectual Property Rights in the ICT Sector. 6. Internet Domain Name Registration. Part III. ICT Contracts. 1. Hardware Contracts. 2. Software Contracts. 3. Turnkey Contracts. 4. Distribution Agreements. 5. Maintenance Contracts. 6. Facilities Management. 7. Network Services. 8. Government Contracts. Part IV. Electronic Transactions. 1. Legal Status of Electronic Transactions. 2. Regulation of Electronic Signatures and Certification Services. 3. Legal Aspects of Electronic Banking. 4. Protection of Users of Electronic Services. Part V. Non-Contractual Liability. 1. Negligence. 2. Liability of Network Operators. 3. Liability of Service Providers. 4. Product Liability. Part VI. Privacy Protection. 1. Regulation of Personal Data Processing. 2. Protection of Telecommunications Privacy. Part VII. Computer Related Crime. 1. General legal development. 2. Application of Substantive Criminal Law in the Area of ICT. 3. Application of Criminal Procedure Law in the Area of ICT. Conclusions. Index