EU Regulation of E-Commerce
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EU Regulation of E-Commerce

A Commentary

Edited by Arno R. Lodder and Andrew D. Murray

For the last twenty years the European Union has been extremely active in the field of e-commerce. This important new book addresses the key pieces of EU legislation in the field of e-commerce, including the E-commerce Directive, the Services Directive, the Consumer Directive, the General Data Protection Regulation, and the eID Regulation. The latest in the Elgar Commentaries series, EU Regulation of E-Commerce is the first book to apply this well-established format to a dynamic and increasingly significant area of law.
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Chapter 2: DIRECTIVE 2000/31/EC ON CERTAIN LEGAL ASPECTS OF INFORMATION SOCIETY SERVICES, IN PARTICULAR ELECTRONIC COMMERCE, IN THE INTERNAL MARKET

Arno R. Lodder

Abstract

Arno R. Lodder (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) deals with the oldest extant e-commerce related directive, and arguably the most important one. Sometimes referred to as the mother directive, or framework directive. The directive discusses the establishment of information society service providers, for short e-commerce providers, and their exemption from liability. Other areas covered are, among others, information requirements, contractual aspects, commercial communications. Keywords: ISP liability, information society service providers, commercial communications, electronic contracting, information requirements

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