E-commerce: The Legal Challenge

10 June 2004


Buffet at 5.30pm. Talk at 6.30pm.

Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Peter Jost Centre, School of Computing and Mathematics, John Moore's University, Byrom Street, Liverpool. View a map of Liverpool JMU

Richard Jones


E-commerce has the potential to challenge traditional business, economic and legal models, in particular to taxation, contract and intellectual property rights. Yet there is a need for a coherent and flexible legal framework to facilitate the development of such e-commerce activity. This talk will consider the legal challenges posed by e-commerce and review the varying EU and International responses.

Richard Jones is a Reader in Law and Information Technology and teaches on the Law of Information Technology and Intellectual Property.

His research interests are in the law of ethnic minorities, technology and the law and law teaching and technology and has, for more than a decade, been a leading figure in Information Technology and the Law. He has been invited by the Council of Europe to work in this area and awarded a Research fellowship with IBM to investigate legal expert systems.

He was Chair of the British and Irish Legal Educational Technology Association (BILETA) and a Council member of the Society for Computers and the Law. Richard is assistant Editor of the International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, and contributes regularly to the Review.

In 1998 he edited 3 issues of the Review on IT Criminal Justice in 1998 and in 2002 2 issues on E-Commerce. Richard is a member of the Editorial Board of the Liverpool Law Review (Kluwer Publications). He is also the author (with Welhengama) of Ethnic Minorities in English Law (Trentham, 2000) and has funding to develop ethnic minorities and law networks.

This event will appeal to anyone interested andor involved with E-commerce whether from a business, legal or technological perspective.