Consumer Protection in the Age of the 'information Economy'

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Jane K. Winn
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - 456 pagine
This volume considers the impact of technological innovation on the foundations of consumer advocacy, contracting behaviour, control over intellectual capital and information privacy. A unique and timely perspective on these issues is presented by internationally renowned experts who provide novel approaches to the question of what consumer protection might consist of in the context of technological innovation.
 

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What Does It Mean to Protect Consumers in the Twenty
13
The Internet Consumer Protection and Practical Knowledge
35
The Case of
59
Information Technology Standards as a Form of Consumer Protection
99
Can a Fair Balance Be Struck in Intellectual Property
119
Some Copyright Consumer Conundrums
155
New Rules for New Deals? The Impact of New Business
175
UCITA and HighTech Consumers Meet
205
Rolling Contracts as an Agency Problem
241
A Survey
283
From Consumer to Person? Developing a Regulatory Framework
313
Who Knows What About Consumers
339
A Decade of Disappointment
379
Bibliography
403
Index
435
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Informazioni sull'autore (2006)

Jane K. Winn is Professor and Director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA, where she teaches commercial, comparative and technology law courses. She is a member of the American Law Institute and a Visiting Fellow of the University of Melbourne School of Law. Her research focuses on electronic commerce law issues in the US, EU and the People's Republic of China.

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