E-Commerce Law in Europe and the USA

  • Gerald Spindler
  • Fritjof Börner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Gerald Spindler, Fritjof Börner
    Pages 1-16
  3. Benoit Michaux, Stefan Van Camp
    Pages 17-68
  4. Isabelle Renard, Marie Amélie Barberis
    Pages 69-152
  5. Wulff-Axel Schmidt, Monika Prieß
    Pages 153-237
  6. Charlie Wood, Charles Drayson, Jane Dye, Jill Thomasin, Phil McDonell, Matthew Dillon et al.
    Pages 239-306
  7. Massimiliano Mostardini, Luigi Neirotti, Massimo Travostino
    Pages 307-384
  8. Dag Saltnes, Tommy Tokstad
    Pages 385-448
  9. Rafael Echegoyen, Ramon Girbau
    Pages 449-554
  10. Stephan Netzle, Roberto Hayer
    Pages 555-621
  11. Albert Ploeger, Robert van Kralingen
    Pages 623-671
  12. USA
    Norman B. Thot, Nils Behling
    Pages 673-756
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 757-764

About this book


New economic developments such as E-Commerce raise not only economic but also legal questions. Most of these questions are treated in a different way by the jurisdictions or have not been regulated so far. Companies are facing a material uncertainty with regard to international transactions which are typical of E­ Commerce. The European and national regulations which have already been adopted are only for some part leading to clarification. The possibilities for legal solutions as well as the interpretation of the new legislation differ within the separate countries and their Courts. In order to provide an overview of the most important legal issues of E­ Commerce for international entities and internationally practising consultants, this book describes the regulatory framework in nine European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, The Nether­ lands) and the United States of America. The country-specific contributions are presented in alphabetical order and fol­ low a questionnaire which can be found in the beginning. As the structure in all contributions is uniform, the reader can fmd an answer to a legal question of inte­ rest quickly and clearly arranged for all countries. The work is not aiming at an extensive discussion of each legal question. Moreover, the goal is to present an overview of the main questions and trends in E-Commerce Law, in particular with regard to the adoption of several EU Directives.


Datenschutz Information Technology (IT) USA competition law copyright e-Commerce-Recht e-business e-commerce elektronischer Geschäftsverkehr information privacy information technology intellectual property multimedia privacy technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald Spindler
    • 1
  • Fritjof Börner
    • 2
  1. 1.Georg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Andersen Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbHKölnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07740-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24726-5
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