Archivo para Agosto, 2009

Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium

Sábado, 22 de Agosto de 2009

I enclose details of our legal guide to intellectual property and the internet.

Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium is the definitive guide to the revolution in copyright and other intellectual property law to accommodate the Internet!

For nearly three hundred years, copyright laws have targeted those who illegally copy protected works. Now, however, the legal framework also takes aim at those who defeat protective technologies. Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium is the definitive guide to the revolution in copyright law brought about by the need to protect against piracy and unauthorized copying on the Internet. You’ll learn how and when courts continue to apply earlier statutes and case law and when the law is wide open to lawyers’ creative arguments.

This book explains the anti-circumvention and anti-trafficking rules of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Act’s provisions for protecting copyright management information, and its attempts to reduce Internet service providers’ exposure to primary and secondary liability for copyright infringement. It parses the anti-trafficking rules and discusses in detail how several courts have failed to apply the rules correctly to complex technologies. It also explains how these rules derived from the emerging “federal common law” of copyright and how the still developing federal common law may make resort to these rules unnecessary.

Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium explains how the common-law rules of secondary liability for copyright infringement, as affected by the Supreme Court’s Grokster decision; work in the context of the Internet, and how statutory overlays have complicated their operation. Finally, the book discusses the background and origins of, and the treaties underlying, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, as well as the Act’s substantive provisions, including the special subpoena power, the special cause of action for fraud and their relationships to state and other federal law.

Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium explores not only the rules, but also their intricate exceptions and the distinct civil causes of action and criminal sanctions for violating them. It clarifies the complex rules governing copy-control technologies, including the gray areas, and explores possible challenges to the law under the First Amendment, the Due Process Clause, and the Patent and Copyright Clause. Emerging case law in the field of copyright and Internet law is incorporated throughout.

This book is updated as needed, generally up to two times each year.

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Title Index:

Introduction: New Law for New Technology
- 1.01 “Cyberspace Law”: A Premature Baby?
- 1.02 The Digital Millennium Copyright Act: A New Departure

Legal Reinforcement of Technological Measures for Protecting Copyrighted Works: The Anti-Circumvention Rule and the Anti-Trafficking Rules
- 2.01 Introduction
- 2.02 Implementing the Two WIPO Treaties: Practical and Policy Risks
- 2.03 The Millennium Act’s Rules: Classification and Terminology
- 2.04 The Anti-Circumvention Rule
- 2.05 The Anti-Trafficking Rules
- 2.06 The Distinction Between Anti-Circumvention and Anti-Trafficking Rules
- 2.07 Section 1201 and Fair Use
- 2.08 Limitations and Exceptions: An Overview
- 2.09 Mandates for Specific Control Technologies
- 2.10 Constitutional Analysis

Exceptions to the Anti-Circumvention Rule and the Anti-Trafficking Rules
- 3.01 Introduction
- 3.02 Drafting of the Exceptions
- 3.03 Exceptions Addressing Non-copyright Policy Goals
- 3.04 Exceptions to Preserve Copyright Exemptions

Prohibitions Against Providing False Copyright Management Infomrationa and Removing or Altering Copyright Management Information
- 4.01 Introduction
- 4.02 What Copyright Management Information Is
- 4.03 The Copyright Management Information Offenses
- 4.04 State of Mind Requirements
- 4.05 Exceptions and Limitations

Civil Liability for Violations of the Anti-Circumvention, Anti-Trafficking, and Copyright Management Information Rules
- 5.01 Introduction
- 5.02 Standing to Claim Relief
- 5.03 Monetary Remedies
- 5.04 Nonmonetary Remedies
- 5.05 Criminal Sanctions

The Federal Common Law of Direct and Secondary Liability for Copyright Infringement
- 5A.01 Introduction: How the Federal Common Law Lives, and Why It Is Important
- 5A.02 Service Providers’ Direct Liability for Infringement on the Internet
- 5A.03 Service Providers’ Secondary Liability for Infringement on the Internet

Limitations on Liability for Service Providers
- 6.01 Introduction
- 6.02 Who and What Section 512 Covers
- 6.03 Activities and Operations Covered
- 6.04 How Section 512 Limits Remedies
- 6.05 Subpoenas to Identify Alleged Infringers
- 6.06 Special Rules for Nonprofit Educational Institutions
- 6.07 Other Aspects of Section 512

Rachel Thompson
Senior Manager
Research and Markets Ltd


Internet and Online Law

Lunes, 17 de Agosto de 2009

I enclose details of our guide to internet and online law.

Internet and Online Law, by an all-star team of legal experts, is the most comprehensive book in the field. This authoritative work describes the nature and growth of the law of the Internet and explains the legal obligations, opportunities, rights, and risks inherent in this complex medium.

Internet and Online Law includes coverage of: negotiating enforceable contracts and licenses; identifying legal and business issues in electronic commerce; limiting liability for online defamation and factual misstatements; avoiding criminal obscenity or indecency charges; complying with government regulations affecting Internet and online services; and special aspects of procedure, jurisdiction and other litigation issues.

The book also discusses the fundamental principles of the Copyright Act and the Patent Act relevant to online technology; regulatory and congressional reports on Internet telephony, universal service and access charges; privacy and encryption issues; and the impact of the Internet and other electronic means of communication on the obligations of issuers and other parties under securities laws. Contract issues explored include: application of common law; the U.C.C.; the Statute of Frauds; parol evidence; and electronic and “shrinkwrap” agreements. Also covered are electronic signatures and authentication, trademark protection and domain names, legal consequences of owning a Web page or hosting a message board, and the value of warnings and disclaimers.

This book is updated as needed, generally two times each year.

About the Author:

Kent D. Stuckey

Mr. Stuckey served as Director of Business Development and Vice President of CompuServe Ventures, Inc. and was General Counsel and Secretary at CompuServe from 1987 to 1995. He is currently CEO and Board Chair of Internet Transaction Solutions, Inc. He has played a key role in many leading cases and transactions, domestically and internationally, that have helped to define industry standards, business models and risk management procedures in the development of online and Internet markets.

Mr. Stuckey is a member of the Board of Editors of many industry publications, speaks and publishes widely in this field and has testified before Congress on various online issues.

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Title Index:

Contracting in the Electronic Environment
1.01 Introduction
1.02 Nontraditional Means of Contracting

2.01 Introduction
2.02 Defamation Law in the United States
2.03 Applying Defamation Law to Online Service Providers
2.04 First Amendment Protection for American Online Service Providers Subjected to Defamation Law of Foreign Countries

Factual Misstatements, Deception, and Abusive Practices
3.01 Introduction
3.02 State Law
3.03 Applying State Tort Law Theories to Internet Service Providers and Other Internet Information
3.04 First Amendment
3.05 Conclusion

Obscenity and Indecency
4.01 Introduction
4.02 The Law of Obscenity
4.03 Online Activity and Potentially Applicable Obscenity Laws
4.04 The Law of Indecency
4.05 Child Pornography
4.06 Types of Online Activities That Could Trigger Liability for Violations of Obscenity, Indecency, or Child Pornography Laws
4.07 Approaches to Complying with Obscenity, Indecency, and Child Pornography Laws
4.08 Conclusion

Privacy and Related Issues
5.01 Introduction
5.02 The Constitutional, Legislative and Regulatory Framework
5.03 Privacy of Electronic Communications, Fair Information Practices, and Encryption Issues

6.01 Introduction
6.02 Copyrightable Material
6.03 The Exclusive Rights of the Copyright Owner
6.04 Duration, Formalities and Works in the Public Domain
6.05 Copyright Protection of Specialized Works
6.06 Limitations on the Exclusive Rights of the Copyright Holder
6.07 Copyright Infringement
6.08 Exclusive Rights in the Online Context
6.09 Copyright Implications of Online Activities
6.10 Copyright Liability of Online Service Providers
6.11 Fair Use as a Defense in the Online Context
6.12 Distance Education-TEACH Act
6.13 Copyright Preemption in the Online and New Media Context

Trademark and Unfair Competition Issues
7.01 Introduction: Unfair Competition and Online Services
7.02 Trademark Infringement
7.03 Trademark Dilution
7.04 False Advertising
7.05 Right of Publicity
7.06 Misappropriation and Other Common Law Unfair Competition Claims
7.07 Unique Issues Involving Trademarks and the Internet

8.01 Introduction
8.02 Overview of Patent Law
8.03 Other Key Issues

Regulatory Issues
9.01 Introduction
9.02 The Threat of the Application of Public Utility-Type Regulation to Online Services
9.03 Preemption of State Regulation of the Rates of Enhanced Service Providers
9.04 The Need for Competitive Safeguards to Protect Against Anticompetitive Abuses When Telephone Companies Provide Enhanced Services
9.05 Regulation to Protect Customer Proprietary Network Information
9.06 Application of Access Charges to Online Service Providers
9.07 Potential Regulatory Issues Raised by Online and Internet Phone Services
9.08 The Impact of the Modified Final Judgment on the Online Services Industry
9.09 Potential Regulation of Online Services in New Areas Because of Perceived Concerns
9.10 Regulation of E-Commerce
9.11 Americans with Disabilities Act

Procedural Issues
10.01 Introduction
10.02 Jurisdictional Issues in General
10.02A Venue
10.03 Evidentiary Issues
10.04 Discovery Issues
10.05 Alternative Dispute Resolution

Securities Law and the Internet
11.01 Introduction
11.02 Electronic Delivery of Securities Law Documents
11.03 Web Site Management
11.04 Related Securities Law Issues


Thank you for your consideration.

Best Regards,

Rachel Thompson
Senior Manager
Research and Markets Ltd


New Book, Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century Principles, Methods, and Approaches

Miércoles, 12 de Agosto de 2009

Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century Principles, Methods…

Jacob Bercovitch and Richard Jackson

A textbook for students and a must-have guide for practitioners

About the Book

In the past, arbitration, direct bargaining, the use of intermediaries, and deference to international institutions were relatively successful tools for managing interstate conflict. In the face of terrorism, intrastate wars, and the multitude of other threats in the post–Cold War era, however, the conflict resolution tool kit must include preventive diplomacy, humanitarian intervention, regional task-sharing, and truth commissions. Here, Jacob Bercovitch and Richard Jackson, two internationally recognized experts, systematically examine each one of these conflict resolution tools and describe how it works and in what conflict situations it is most likely to be effective.

Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century is not only an essential introduction for students and scholars, it is a must-have guide for the men and women entrusted with creating stability and security in our changing world.

Jacob Bercovitch is Professor of International Relations at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Visit his website at:

Richard Jackson is Reader in International Politics at Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom.

“An outstanding overview and assessment of contemporary conflict resolution; the authors never avoid the challenging questions, or critical answers.”
—Åshild Kolås, Program Leader, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)

“Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century is very readable and crystallizes the breadth of conflict resolution today and the relevance of new approaches for the future.”
—Jeffrey W. Helsing, Deputy Director, Education and Training Center, United States Institute of Peace

“This concise and readable volume offers readers an impressive sample of the responses—both traditional and emerging—in the conflict resolution toolbox, crisply outlining how they relate to today’s dynamic conflict environment.”
—Chester A. Crocker, James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

“Authoritative, well written, and astoundingly broad and deep. Must-reading for all students of international and ethnopolitical conflict resolution.”
—Dean G. Pruitt, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

“The idea that the nature and methods of conflict resolution ought to change as the kinds of conflict that dominate the world-at-large shift is very appealing.”
—Professor Lawrence Susskind, Director, MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program

“A comprehensive overview, based upon in depth familiarity with the research, scholarship, and practice in the field.”
—Louis Kriesberg, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, Syracuse University



Lunes, 10 de Agosto de 2009
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Cronograma SID - JAIIO09 - Mar del Plata 24 & 25 de Agosto Mar del Plata Argentina PRESENTACION SOBRE ODR

Domingo, 9 de Agosto de 2009
Titulo Actividad
Expositor (País)
Tipo Actividad
10:00 a 11:00
Privacidad y vigilancia
Ramón Brenna (Argentina)
11:00 a 11:30
8 - Paradigma Jurídico de la Sociedad de la Información
Noemí L. Olivera
11:30 a 12:00
1 - Internet y privacidad en las empresas: entre políticas, delitos y garantías constitucionales en Argentina 1
Marcelo G.I. Temperini
12:00 a 12:30
23 - Elementos para el desarrollo de un Mapa del conflicto en la Sociedad de la Información
José María Lezcano - Noemí Luján Olivera
12:30 a 13:30
Acto inaugural
13:30 a 15:00
Almuerzo Libre
15:00 a 15:30
18 - Inteligência de Negócios na Administração da Justiça
Aírton José Ruschel - Aires José Rover
15:30 a 16:00
19 - A protecao da Propriedade Intelectual como estratégia de desenvolvimiento regional de Santa Catarina: a criacao de NITs no APL madeira-móvel do alto Vale do Rio Negro
Tania C.D. Bueno - Marzely G. Farias - Angélica Gorges - Claudia O. Bueno - Fabricio Tadeu Donatti
16:00 a 16:30
10 - El concepto de internacionalidad en la Sociedad de la Información
Corina Iuale - Noemí Olivera
16:30 a 17:00
17:00 a 17:30
17 - Redes sociales y derecho vista desde la perspectiva de los principios jurídicos y del derecho argentino
Ismael Lofeudo - Noemí L. Olivera
17:30 a 17:50
3 - Notificaciones Digitales: Un análisis crítico del Acuerdo 3399/08
Gonzalo Iglesias
17:50 a 18:10
16 - Direito negocial sob a perspectiva da Inteligencia Coletiva: a melhor alternativa de protecao consumidor no comercio electronico
Leticia Canut
18:10 a 18:30
13 - Engenharia do conhecimento e Comunidades Informacionais na Web: una abordagem para construcao de ontologias multilingues na área jurídica
Sonali Bedin - Tania C.D.Bueno - Hugo C. Hoeschl - Roberto Giordano Lerena
Portugués - Español
18:30 a 20:00
Sistemas de Gestión - Casos de éxito en el Poder Judicial
Daniela Barbera (MPF Bs As) – Eduardo Jiménez (Juez Federal) – Andrés Bursztyn (MPF Nación)
Actividad de interés general



Titulo Actividad

Expositor (País)

Tipo Actividad



09:00 a 10:00 Resolución de conflictos y nuevas tecnologías de información y comunicación Alberto Elisavetsky


10:00 a 10:30 12 - Multilingual ontologies for query expansion in Legal information Retrieval System Tania C. D. Bueno - Jesus Cardeñosa - Rafael L. Brazão - Hugo C. Hoeschl - Cesar K. Stradiotto - Sonali Bedin


Portugués - Español
10:30 a 11:00 26 - Los ODR desde la Perspectiva del Derecho Civil Continental Rolando Joaquín Ortega Hernández - Humberto Martín Ruani


11:00 a 11:30


11:30 a 12:00 22 - El derecho en la sociedad del conocimiento “Ciudadanía digital” ¿un derecho constitucional vulnerado? Nancy Griselda Franco de Elorza Feldborg - Gustavo Alberto de Elorza Feldborg


12:00 a 13:00 Tribunales arbitrales especializados en alta tecnología Horacio Granero (Argentina)


13:00 a 15:00

Almuerzo Libre

15:00 a 15:20 4 - Uma Proposta de Ontologia para Gestão de Pessoal em Governo Eletrônico nas IFES Brasileiras Marcus de Melo Braga - Jane Lúcia Silva Santos - Mario A. R. Dantas


15:20 a 15:40 7 - Los Delitos Informáticos y los Ilícitos informáticos en el ordenamiento jurídico argentino María del Carmen Becerra


15:40 a 16:00 9 - A democratização do acesso a informação: por um novo olhar frente à TV digital Paloma Maria Santos - Ayres José Rover


16:00 a 16:30 2 - Investigación científica del delito - Tecnologías de virtualización aplicadas en informática forense Leopoldo Sebastián Gómez


16:30 a 17:00


17:00 a 18:00 Juicio Electrónico en Chile: ¿un sueño o una realidad? Carola Canelo – Alvaro Orellana (Chile)


18:00 a 18:30 15 – Protección Jurídica ante el analfabetismo tecnológico en el contexto de la TIC Marta Yélamos Cáceres - Gustavo E. Juárez


18:30 a 19:00 21 - Los sistemas de gestión de servicios legales. Propuesta de modelación de un sistema para una oficina de asistencia legal en Cuba Luis Raciel Rodríguez Silva


19:00 a 20:00 Nuevas tecnologías, panoptismo y derecho penal del enemigo Marcelo Riquert (Argentina)


Actividad de Interés General


Workshop Internacional sobre ADR/ODRs Sede Central de la UOC 15 de septiembre de 2009 “Construyendo puentes: marco jurídico y principios”.

Domingo, 9 de Agosto de 2009

Apreciado/a compañero/a,

En nombre de los Estudios de Derecho y Ciencia Política de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya me complace enviar tríptico con el programa del Workshop Internacional sobre ADR/ODRs que tendrá lugar en la Sede Central de la UOC el próximo 15 de septiembre de 2009 bajo el título“Construyendo puentes: marco jurídico y principios”. Puede accederse a la web oficial del evento clicando aquí:


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