Information Technology and Law Series

Google and the Law

Empirical Approaches to Legal Aspects of Knowledge-Economy Business Models

Editors: Lopez-Tarruella, Aurelio (Ed.)

  • Topical issue as Google is used by millions of people every day
  • Analyzes whether accusations against Google are well-founded
  • Explores if existing legal systems are adapted to Google business model or can become an obstacle for the flourishing of this kind of businesses
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About this book

Google’s has proved to be one of the most successful business models in today’s knowledge economy. Its services and applications have become part of our day-to-day life. However, Google has repeatedly been accused of acting outside the law in the development of services such as Adwords, Googlebooks or YouTube. One of the main purposes of this book is to assess whether those accusations are well-founded. But more important than that, this book provides a deeper reflection: are current legal systems adapted to business models such as that of Google or are they conceived for an industrial economy? Do the various lawsuits involving Google show an evolution of the existing legal framework that might favour the flourishing of other knowledge-economy businesses? Or do they simply reflect that Google has gone too far? What lessons can other knowledge-based businesses learn from all the disputes in which Google has been or is involved? This book is valuable reading for legal practitioners and academics in the field of information technologies and intellectual property law, economists interested in knowledge-economy business models and sociologists interested in internet and social networks. Dr. Aurelio Lopez-Tarruella is Senior Lecturer in Private International Law at the University of Alicante, Spain.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Google Pushing the Boundaries of Law

    Lopez-Tarruella, Aurelio

    Pages 1-8

  • The Power of Google: First Mover Advantage or Abuse of a Dominant Position?

    Loon, Sophie

    Pages 9-36

  • Google AdWords: Trade Mark Law and Liability of Internet Service Providers

    Phillips, Jeremy

    Pages 37-73

  • Google and Personal Data Protection

    Sloot, Bart (et al.)

    Pages 75-111

  • Google News and Copyright

    Xalabarder, Raquel

    Pages 113-167

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-6704-846-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-6704-845-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-6704-995-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Google and the Law
Book Subtitle
Empirical Approaches to Legal Aspects of Knowledge-Economy Business Models
Editors
  • Aurelio Lopez-Tarruella
Series Title
Information Technology and Law Series
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2012
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-90-6704-846-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-6704-846-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6704-845-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-6704-995-5
Series ISSN
1570-2782
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 404
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