The No-nonsense Guide to Legal Issues in Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing (New ed.)

The No-nonsense Guide to Legal Issues in Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing (New ed.)

By: Charles Oppenheim (author)Paperback

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Expert hands-on advice on getting the most out of Web 2.0 and cloud computing. Applications like YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Slideshare all raise legal problems for the information professional. Whether you're working with, managing or using Web 2.0 or cloud computing applications you will need to be able to assess and manage risk effectively. This no-nonsense practical working tool will make the relevant legal principles simple to understand for those with little or no experience and make common problems quick to solve when you're struggling with daily deadlines. Each chapter starts with an accessible introduction to the key areas of relevant law and the implications for Web 2.0 and cloud computing. Cross-sectoral case studies illustrate real world problems and exercises with easy-to-follow, pragmatic solutions allow you to quickly develop good practice. The relevant practice is discussed in relation to these key topics: * the major legal issues raised by Web 2.0 * an overview of copyright * other intellectual property rights and related rights * data protection including UK and EU law * freedom of information * defamation and global differences in defamation law * cloud computing issues * liability issues. This is an essential toolkit for all information professionals working in public, academic or special libraries, archives or museums, who are working with, using or managing Web 2.0 or cloud computing applications. It also provides a practical introduction to the law on these topics for LIS students and academics.

About Author

Professor Charles Oppenheim is an internationally renowned expert, speaker, author and consultant on legal issues in LIS, particularly in copyright, data protection, freedom of information and cloud computing. He is an Honorary Fellow of CILIP, a member of the Legal Advisory Board of the European Commission, and of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance.


1. Copyright 2. Other intellectual property rights and related rights 3. Data protection and privacy 4. Freedom of information 5. Defamation 6. Cloud computing 7. Liability 8. Useful sources.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781856048040
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781856048040
  • ISBN10: 1856048047
  • edition: New ed.

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