Legal Aspects of the Information Society

Free eBook: Legal Aspects of the Information Society

Free eBook “Legal Aspects of the Information Society” from Free Technology Academy. This book contains fundamental information for those who want to understand Free Software and how to contribute and benefit from it in a safe and legal way.


Concepts like existing legal systems of software protection – copyright, patents, trademark and key concepts like Copyleft and free licenses – will provide a general background upon which practical skills for different contexts can be built.

This material aims to provide the knowledge and tools that are needed to assess the possible legal issues that can arise in a Free Technology environment. It will provide the reader with the information needed to answer to common questions and doubts, and to take the right decisions from a legal perspective.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the legal aspects of the information society
  • Intellectual property: authors’ rights and copyright
  • Trademarks and patents
  • Software licences and free software
  • Legal aspects of online activities (Internet)
  • Privacy
  • Open standards

Book Details

Author(s): Malcolm Bain
Format(s): PDF
File size: 2.50 MB
Number of pages: 301
Link: Download.

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