Journal of Information, Law and Technology

Articles from Vol. 2008, No. 1, February

Converging Regulation for Convergent Media: An Overview of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive
1. The Impact of Convergence on the Broadcasting Industry Arguably the epicentre of today's converged environment is the broadband internet network. This has led to broadband delivered broadcasting, or IPTV as it is more commonly known, as well...
Directgov: The Right Direction for E-Government or a Missed Opportunity?
1. Introduction The development, availability and convergence of new information and communication technologies are continually enhancing the functionalities of tools such as the internet, email and mobile phones. The speed of access to and interaction...
Intellectual Property and the Digital Divide
1. Introduction The literature in social sciences relating to the information and communication technologies (ICT) addresses aspects of the problem of digital divide. Unfortunately, very little has been written on the legal dimension of the same...
International Taxation of E-Commerce: Persistent Problems and Possible Developments
1. Introduction The relationships between taxation and technological developments have always been interactive, dynamic and complex. The current debate over taxation of e-commerce has, to some extent, been little more than a rehash of a similarly...
JILT 2008(1)-Editorial
We welcome readers to this issue of JILT published by a new editorial and publication team. Our next planned issue is on Information Technology Law in South Africa. Mizanur Rahaman has shouldered the greater part of the burden of preparation of...
RFID: Radio Frequency Identification or Real Frailty in Data Protection?
1. Introduction Privacy is a quintessential cornerstone of most democratic legal systems (Eschet, 2004). (1) Its importance as a theoretical, social, and philosophical value, have seen it come to be protected and upheld by some of the highest legal...
The Development of E-Governance and the Issue of Digital Inclusion in Greece with Particular Regard to the Constitutional Right of E-Participation
1. General Introduction E-Government in the information age shows the way towards the transformation of public administration to an efficient and citizen-friendly service provider. In more specifically, if implemented properly, it can improve government...
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