INTERNET LAW

Internet Law, digital law or Cyberspace Law, is the body of law which has evolved to regulate cyberspace. 

It is a combination of other legal areas and disciplines, comprising elements of copyright law on the internet such as authorisation liability and liability for practices such as hyperlinking, framing and deeplinking, trademark and patent law for software. Cyber law also extends to non-traditional types of intellectual property law such as the equitable action for breach of confidence.

Cyber law also requires an understanding of contracts, internet privacy, media law and other legal doctrines which have been specifically adapted to the internet, but which in reality are subsets of other legal disciplines.

The term also encompasses the law of Electronic Commerce, and the regulation of commercial and consumer lawwith respect to electronic transactions which is dealt with elsewhere.

The section on domain name disputes explores the use of trade marks on the internet, and the collision which arises between Trademark and Domain Name owners over domain name registrations.

No discussion of internet law could leave out considerations of privacy and electronic data law including security and compliance obligations under both domestic and international law.

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