Publications

The International Association of IT Lawyers has published and edited the following books.

Law & Practice: Critical Analysis and Legal Reasoning

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

"Law is a product and a producer of reason. Legal reasoning is an intellectual challenge whereby judges and lawyers find legal premises to argue their decisions or invalidate premises without bending logic. It is a topic of importance for lawyers and legal scholars and demands a great measure of logical rigour. It is not so simple. Legal reasoning involves various components such as analogy, legal culture, textual analysis, judicial discretion and historical development- taking all factors into consideration. Taking legal texts or legal precedent to argue a case or decide actual cases involves more than reaching the right judgement. "Law & Practice: Critical Analysis and Legal Reasoning" provides a comprehensive analysis of various areas of law, particularly legal reasoning and will assess research in law and analysing conclusions. This book will help move the debate of wide-ranging new problems and develop useful suggestions on these issues." - Jumpol Pinyosinwat, Justice of the Court of Appeals, Thailand

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PUBLISHED
November, 2013
EXTENT
TBC pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
978-87-994854-3-7

Contemporary Private Law

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

"This is the 7th year and the 3rd year in which the Legal, Security, Privacy Issues Conference (LSPI) and the International Private Law Conference (IPL) respectively have met within the Legal Conference Series of the International Association of IT Lawyers. It is clear, in looking at the paper submissions for 2012, that an important range of current research is being laid before this meeting. The cross-fertilisation of contacts between early career researchers from many parts of the world is already leading to collaborative work, some of which is finding its way back to the conference in 2012. This is testimony to the importance of getting out and articulating one's research. I warmly welcome the rapid growth of this stream and the high level of contributors from academic institutions and research centres located both far and near." - Prof. Steve Saxby, University of Southampton.

"This is the 3rd International Private Law Conference hosted within the International Association of IT Lawyers Conference Series. From the outset, the standard set by the organisers, the stature of participants and the standard of papers presented have ensured that the International Private Law Conference has been established as an important event on the legal calendar for any lawyer whose field of expertise falls within the broader domain of private law. The Conference Series which run concurrently, as well as the broad range of topics covered in the various conferences allow participants to interact with colleagues across a wide variety of subjects. This allows for the sharing of thoughts and ideas across subjects in a way which no other conference permits. No subject exists in isolation and the opportunity to interact with researchers on fundamental rights, forensics, intellectual property, cyber law, maritime law, alternative dispute resolution, contracts, trade law, child law and other topics at the same event, provides a unique and stimulating environment for young and experienced researchers alike. The range of topics covered by the papers contained in this volume and the number of participants sharing their research, attest to the success of this 3rd International Private Law Conference." - Professor Steve Corneliu, University of Pretoria.

PUBLISHED
October, 2012
EXTENT
TBC pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
978-87-994854-1-3

Law, Governance and World Order

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

"This book breaks new ground through its successful collection of authoritative papers on a myriad of legal subjects dealing with timely and fast evolving branches of the law. It offers a very useful compendium of legal knowledge which appraises the latest thorny legal doctrinal and empirical debates that forcefully set the agenda on key areas of the law. Its wide-ranging analyses explores various subjects including computer law, media law, communications law, intellectual property rights, consumer law, broadcasting law, international trade, family law, and alternative dispute resolution. This book provides a solid view of the interpretation and application of the law within a national, regional and international plane. It is unique in comparative scope and legal diversity. It is a highly commendable publication and worth a good read." - Professor Kevin Aquilina Dean, Faculty of Laws, University of Malta.

"A year ago Steve Saxby, Professor of IT Law and Public Policy, University of Southampton, wrote a narrative about the work of IAITL. I want to echo his comments and add my own. The papers in this book represent scholarly contributions to private law. They reflect the authors' desire to share thoughts with academics, policy makers, judges, and industry representatives who make norms for us all. Young, old, and seasoned researchers appear in this book. I congratulate the International Association of IT Lawyers for their steadfast commitment to high level research." - Prof. of Law Emeritus Ronald Griffin, Washburn University..

PUBLISHED
October, 2012
EXTENT
TBC pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
978-87-994854-2-0

Copyright Law in the Making –Chinese and European Perspectives

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard and Willem Grosheide

The evolution of information technologies has had a significant impact on intellectual property rights. The development and enforcement of international and national laws and regulations governing copyrights in the digital environment have not kept pace with the speed of the technology. Reform of intellectual property law to suit the needs of the Internet age is a major issue in both the EU and China. Governments are facing the growing challenge of finding a balance between copyright protection in the digital environment and access to information. The Copyright Law in the Making – Chinese and European Perspectives sought to contribute towards the identification and resolution of the most important issues relating to the application and enforcement of intellectual property rights within an on-line context through enhancement of knowledge on issues of copyright law, regulatory choice and methods of comparative research.

"This book is welcome attempt to do a comparative analysis of EU and Chinese copyright Laws and the approach that the EU and China has taken to this particular branch of IP law. It will be a valuable source of reference in shaping future developments and for practitioner who specialise in copyright law."

PUBLISHED
March, 2012
EXTENT
214 pages
COVER
Hardback
ISBN
978-87-994854-0-6

Law across nations : governance, policy and statutes

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

"It is truly remarkable that the 2011 IAITL Legal Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus is the 8th such meeting of the conference since the first event took place in Hamburg in May 2006. It is a reflection of its popularity that the conference has now grown to embrace four parallel streams covering not only the original themes of Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law and International Law and Trade but more recently two new conferences on International Public and Private Law. The papers in this volume then represent the contributions to all these fields and reflect the strong desire of their authors to expose their critical thinking to an international audience of academics, policy makers, judges and industry representatives and to debate the current issues. I congratulate the International Association of IT Lawyers for its steadfast commitment to the creation of an international community of participants keen to work together to promote research and policy development in such a lively forum."

- Professor Steve Saxby PhD, Cert Ed., MBCS Professor of IT Law and Public Policy, Solicitor, Deputy Head of School (Research), Faculty of Business and Law, University of Southampton, Editor-in-Chief, The Computer Law & Security Review - The International Journal of Technology Law and Practice (Elsevier), www.elsevier.com/locate/clsr, Editor, The Encyclopedia of Information Technology Law (Sweet & Maxwell), Director ILAWS - Institute for Law and the Web - School of Law, Southampton University, www.soton.ac.uk/ilaws

"The papers in this book represent a major step forward in thinking on some highly topical and important themes regarding governance in an increasingly globalised world."

- Andreas Neocleous Chairman, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC

PUBLISHED
2011
EXTENT
919 pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
9788799138593

Private law: rights, duties & conflicts

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

When the International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL) held its first international conference in 2006 in Hamburg, it could never have been envisaged just how successful the programme would become as a firm 'not to be missed' date of the calendar of increasing numbers of academics and others working and researching in the key areas of law, security and privacy in IT, international trade and private law. Now, in 2010 and some seven conferences later, the event moves to Barcelona and embraces for the first time the three conference tracks just described. The papers in this work have all been blind reviewed and edited for quality. They represent the contributions of leading academics, early career researchers and others from an increasing number of countries, universities and institutions around the world. They set a benchmark for discussion of the current issues arising in the subject area and continue to offer an informed and relevant contribution to the policy making agenda. As Chair of the Conference Committee, I am once more very proud to endorse this work "Private Law: Rights, Duties & Conflicts" to all those seeking an up to date and informed evaluation of the leading issues. This work is testimony once again to the enormous contribution of the IAITL President Professor Sylvia Kierkegaard to the running of the conference, reviewing, editing and the compilation of this book.

- Professor Steve Saxby PhD, Cert Ed., MBCS Solicitor, Deputy Head of School (Research), The University, Highfield, Southampton.

PUBLISHED
2010
EXTENT
1090 pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
9788799138586

Legal discource in cyberlaw and trade

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

"This book is a collection of some of the world's leading research related to law and information technology. Articles from an international roster of scholars, address the constantly evolving legal issues surrounding complex problems that define modern law, technology, and societies. It provides an outstanding survey of how law adapts to the digital age."

- Gregory C. Mosier, Dean, College of Business Administration University of Nevada, Reno

"This text comprises the papers from the Fourth International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy issues in IT. The LSPI series has established itself as an international brand for scholarship and exchange of thinking in the critical areas governing the relationship between law and information technology. These peer reviewed and edited papers offer insights into key areas within the current debate and are contributed to by academics, practitioners, corporate experts and politicians. The broad range of expertise brings with it insights into many of the critical issues facing the law as it moves forward in tandem with constantly evolving and developing IT. The challenges are great; the solutions are plentiful and the thinking is critical. I warmly applaud the arrival of this latest conference text and recommend it to all those interested in the policy issues arising from this agenda." - Prof. Steve Saxby, Editor-in-Chief, Computer Law and Security Report (Elsevier)

"This book contains a compendium of research articles which address many of the legal and regulatory challenges in Data Protection, Telecommunications, IT law and Cyber law. It aims to provide the readers with an insight and a unique paradigm for the understanding of the diverse and yet concatenated nature of all these sectors brought about by innovation and convergence." - Dr. Ian Gauci, Partner, Gatt Tufigno Gauci Advocates

PUBLISHED
2009
EXTENT
681 pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
9788799138579

The dynamics of trade, law and economics

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

The innovative findings - of the 3rd International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT and the 2nd International Law and Trade Conference - push forward the frontiers of research on the laws of the information society and commerce.

These papers address emerging issues in Cyberlaw - data protection,
liberty and privacy, e-commerce, payments, security and internet
governance. They are complemented by papers on Intellectual Property Rights, Global Economic Order, Trade and Business Law.

We live in a challenging legal, trade and technology world, where issues need confronting and workable solutions need to be urgently provided.

Experienced academic educators, information systems workers,
managers, industry consultants and legal practitioners have come
together to confront the issues we face as a global society and point the way forward.

- Roger Baker
IT Finance & Law, Chaucer Consulting

PUBLISHED
2008
EXTENT
467 pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
9788799138562

Synergies and conflicts in cyberlaw

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

The innovative findings - of the 3rd International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT and the 2nd International Law and Trade Conference - push forward the frontiers of research on the laws of the information society and commerce.

These papers address emerging issues in Cyberlaw - data protection, liberty and privacy, e-commerce, payments, security and internet governance. They are complemented by papers on Intellectual Property Rights, Global Economic Order, Trade and Business Law.

We live in a challenging legal, trade and technology world, where issues need confronting and workable solutions need to be urgently provided.

Experienced academic educators, information systems workers, managers, industry consultants and legal practitioners have come together to confront the issues we face as a global society and point the way forward.

- Roger Baker IT Finance & Law, Chaucer Consulting

PUBLISHED
2008
EXTENT
459 pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
9788799138555

Business, law & technology, present and emerging trends

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

Business Law: Theory and Practice contains high quality research papers and legal articles in the areas of business, law and technology. The book provides insight into current legislation and business practices.

The principal subjects covered in this book include copyright, right of publicity, trade agreements, business and trade theories, data protection, financial and accounting law, contract law, public policy, e-commerce, jurisdiction and information security measures, including technology and compliance.

The book contains the papers that were presented by leading legal and business scholars at the 2nd International Business, Law and Technology Conference (IBLT 2008) held at the Touro Law Center, Long Island, New York. The Conference was organized by the International Association of IT Lawyers and the Touro Law Center Institute for Business, Law and Technology.

The 2008 IBLT Conference was an excellent forum to discuss various topics relating to business, law and technology on an international basis. The book provides an invaluable contribution to the understanding and discussion of business and law.

PUBLISHED
2008
EXTENT
467 pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
8799138506

International law and trade, bridging the East-West divide

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

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PUBLISHED
2007
EXTENT
441 pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
9788799138524

 

 

Cyberlaw, security & privacy

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

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PUBLISHED
2007
EXTENT
681 pages
COVER
Hardcover
ISBN
9788799138531

 

 

Business, law & technology, present and emerging trends (Vol.1)

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

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PUBLISHED
2006
EXTENT
488 pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
8799138506

 

Business, law & technology, present and emerging trends (Vol.2)

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

Description coming soon.

PUBLISHED
2006
EXTENT
473 pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
8799138514

 

 

Legal Privacy and Security Issues in Information Technology: Volume 1

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

CompLex (Computer Lex) 3/06 University of Oslo

PUBLISHED
2006
EXTENT
XXX pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
8772260972

 

 

Legal Privacy and Security Issues in Information Technology: Volume 2

Edited by Sylvia Kierkegaard

CompLex (Computer Lex) 4/06 University of Oslo

PUBLISHED
2006
EXTENT
XXX pages
COVER
Softcover
ISBN
82-7226-098-0