Some Thoughts on the Legal Aspects of New Technologies
Article written by Sarmiento, Maria Gabriela published in the "International Conference on Politics and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications", Pista 2005 publication. pages 132-138. July 2005. Miami, Florida
This paper addresses legal and ethical topics raised by the use of Internet for concluding contracts, sharing information, exchanging documents, advertising, selling/buying goods and services, hosting contents of any kind through a serviceprovider, signing any type of documents electronically, using email for commercial purposes and weakening the rights of authors. A description of the current legal framework in Latin America (with the exclusion of the Caribbean States) has beenmade through a comparative analysis of its provisions. Caseslaw are provided as illustrative examples.
Keywords: E-contracting, E-signatures, Cyber-crime & SPAM, Applicable Law & Jurisdiction, Privacy, Copyright, Consumers.