Description

A comprehensive, structured, and up-to-date introduction to the law governing the dissemination of information in a computer-mediated world in China, Internet Law in China stresses the practical applications of the law that are encountered by all individuals and organizations in Chinese cyberspace, but always in the light of theoretical underpinnings. Among the overarching topics treated in the Chinese context are the following: intellectual property protection in cyberspace; privacy of communication and data privacy; electronic contract forming and electronic signature; personal, domestic and international jurisdiction; and free expression in cyberspace. This book is particularly valuable to legal, business, and communication professionals, academics, and students concerned with the regulation of the Internet and related activities in China. It is the first book to focus solely on Chinese Internet law.

Key Features

  • The first book to systematically explore the legal doctrines and principles that apply to the Internet and related activities in China
  • Broad coverage: from Internet speech to proprietary interests, privacy issues, electronic contracts, and jurisdiction
  • Original comparative analysis of China’s Internet regulation practice in the global context

Readership

Legal, business, and communication professionals, academics, and students concerned with the regulation of the Internet and related activities in China

Table of Contents

Dedication

List of cases

List of abbreviations

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the author

Chapter 1: The Chinese legal system

Abstract:

The sources of law

The court system

The legal procedure

Finding the law

Chapter 2: Regulating the Internet

Abstract:

Internet basics

Legal regulation

Administrative licensing

Other regulatory issues

Chapter 3: Internet speech

Abstract:

Freedom of speech

Risks to national security

Threats to social order

Damage to reputation

Chapter 4: Privacy interests

Abstract:

Introduction to privacy law

Invasion of privacy claims

Specific online privacy issues

Chapter 5: Proprietary interests

Abstract:

Copyright

Trademarks

Patents

Appendix: Constitution of the People’s Republic of China

Index

Details

No. of pages:
316
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781780633374
Print ISBN:
9781843346487
Print ISBN:
9780081016770

About the author

Guosong Shao

Dr. Guosong Shao is Professor & Dean of Journalism School, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics. He obtained a PhD in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama; his research interests include new media, media law and policy, media economics and management, and political communication. Shao has published more than 15 journal articles in these areas during the past three years. Prior to entering his doctoral studies, Dr. Shao worked as a communications/marketing specialist for a Fortune Global 500 company in New York City, USA.