Regulating Electronic Commerce - Emerging Principles for the Regulation of Internet Transactions

Fitzgerald, Anne M. & Moens, Anneliese (2006) Regulating Electronic Commerce - Emerging Principles for the Regulation of Internet Transactions. In Moens, G (Ed.) Convergence of Legal Systems in the 21st Century, Bruylant, Belgium, Brussels, pp. 1565-1580.



Following close upon the creation of the World Wide Web and the opening of the Internet to commercial activities in the mid 1990s, the final years of the twentieth century saw the emergence of an entirely new and revolutionary virtual market place. Within the space of only a few years, electronic commerce,colloquially referred to as e-commerce or e-business, became a universal phe­nomenon. The range of activities encompassed within the concept of e-commerce is broad, including all kinds of business transactions or interactions that involve the electronic processing and transmis­sion of data, for example, e-mail,electronic funds transfer, sales and purchases at Internet websites, advertising and other kinds of web based marketing, provision of professional services and the distri­bution of digital entertainment content such as music and audiovis­ual materials. The participants may be a business and consumers(B2C), two or more businesses (B2B) or consumers (C20), govern­ment and consumers (G20) or government and businesses (G2B).

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ID Code: 10659
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 2802722077
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult authors)
Deposited On: 12 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2014 06:07

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