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The Foreclosure Echo - How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery (Paperback): Linda E. Fisher, Judith Fox The Foreclosure Echo - How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery (Paperback)
Linda E. Fisher, Judith Fox
R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Foreclosure Echo tells the story of the ordinary people whose quest for the American dream was crushed in the foreclosure crisis when they were threatened with losing their homes. The authors, Linda Fisher and Judith Fox-each with decades of experience defending low-to-moderate-income people from foreclosure and predatory lending practices--have employed a range of legal, economic, and social-science research to document these stories, showing not only how people experienced the crisis, but also how lenders and public institutions failed to protect them. The book also describes the ongoing effects of the crisis-including vacant land and abandoned buildings-and how these conditions have exacerbated the economic plight of millions of people who lost their homes and have increased inequality across the country. This book should be read by anyone who wants to understand the fallout of the last financial crisis and learn what we can do now to avoid another one.

The End of Ownership - Personal Property in the Digital Economy (Paperback): Jason Schultz The End of Ownership - Personal Property in the Digital Economy (Paperback)
Jason Schultz
R399 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R98 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An argument for retaining the notion of personal property in the products we "buy" in the digital marketplace. If you buy a book at the bookstore, you own it. You can take it home, scribble in the margins, put in on the shelf, lend it to a friend, sell it at a garage sale. But is the same thing true for the ebooks or other digital goods you buy? Retailers and copyright holders argue that you don't own those purchases, you merely license them. That means your ebook vendor can delete the book from your device without warning or explanation-as Amazon deleted Orwell's 1984 from the Kindles of surprised readers several years ago. These readers thought they owned their copies of 1984. Until, it turned out, they didn't. In The End of Ownership, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz explore how notions of ownership have shifted in the digital marketplace, and make an argument for the benefits of personal property. Of course, ebooks, cloud storage, streaming, and other digital goods offer users convenience and flexibility. But, Perzanowski and Schultz warn, consumers should be aware of the tradeoffs involving user constraints, permanence, and privacy. The rights of private property are clear, but few people manage to read their end user agreements. Perzanowski and Schultz argue that introducing aspects of private property and ownership into the digital marketplace would offer both legal and economic benefits. But, most important, it would affirm our sense of self-direction and autonomy. If we own our purchases, we are free to make whatever lawful use of them we please. Technology need not constrain our freedom; it can also empower us.

Commons and Anticommons (Hardcover): Michael Heller Commons and Anticommons (Hardcover)
Michael Heller
R10,515 Discovery Miles 105 150 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This two-volume collection brings together the most important articles on the tragedies of the commons and anticommons. The first volume presents the bedrock articles that define commons and anticommons theory, from Aristotle to the present. The second volume continues with cutting edge property theory and applications. A judicious selection of articles shows how commons and anticommons metaphors inform current debates at the innovation frontier, ranging from patent thickets to broadcast spectrum licensing. In this extensive introduction, Michael Heller contextualizes the selected papers and provides scholars and policy-makers with an entry point into this rapidly evolving field.

The Elgar Companion to the Economics of Property Rights (Paperback, New edition): Enrico Colombatto The Elgar Companion to the Economics of Property Rights (Paperback, New edition)
Enrico Colombatto
R1,025 Discovery Miles 10 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Economics is a matter of choice and growth, of interaction and exchange among individuals. Because property rights define the rules of these interactions and the objects of exchange, it is vital to fully understand the institutions and implications of the various property-rights regimes. With over 20 original and specially commissioned chapters, this book takes the reader from the historical and moral foundations of the discipline to the frontiers of scholarly research in the field. This Companion is both an introduction to the economics of property rights and a guide to help understand and analyse policy issues by making use of the powerful conceptual tools offered by this increasingly popular branch of economics. Following a comprehensive introduction by the editor, the book is divided in to three broad sections which examine the birth and evolution of property rights, investigate the relationship between property rights and the law, and explore contemporary economic issues from a property rights perspective. Together, the chapters in the book do not claim to offer a standard solution to the institutional questions raised by the property-rights issue. Instead, they present the theoretical tools and real-world examples needed to allow the reader to develop new ideas and evaluate existing problems. Non-technical in nature and including a distinguished list of authors from across the spectrum of economic thinking, The Elgar Companion to the Economics of Property Rights makes an invaluable contribution to the literature on economics, law, political science and public choice. For any serious scholar or student of these disciplines, this book will prove to be the ultimate reference companion.

The Economics of Property Rights (Hardcover): Svetozar Pejovich The Economics of Property Rights (Hardcover)
Svetozar Pejovich
R11,515 Discovery Miles 115 150 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This authoritative collection presents the most important published articles on the cultural, legal, philosophical and economic dimensions of property rights. It shows how the economics of property rights has enriched our ability to understand as well as to predict a wide range of real world events. This first volume focuses on the history, development and consequences of property rights as they interact with formal and informal institutions. The second volume considers the effects of alternative property rights on economic performance. This important two-volume collection will be an essential source of reference for both economists and political scientists concerned with property rights.

Property Rights & Economic Development (Hardcover): Toon Van Meijl, Franz Benda-Beckmann Property Rights & Economic Development (Hardcover)
Toon Van Meijl, Franz Benda-Beckmann
R2,768 R2,627 Discovery Miles 26 270 Save R141 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The assumption that a positive relationship exists between standardized property rights and economic development is upheld widely in most Southeast Asian and Pacific societies. Using an interdisciplinary approach and case studies, these papers assess the economic impact of standardized property rights on the land and natural resources in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Anthropological and sociological analyses of the relationship indicate a positive correlation may be difficult to sustain.

The Money Doctor 2019 (Paperback): John Lowe The Money Doctor 2019 (Paperback)
John Lowe
R309 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R44 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The number 1 guide to organising your finances - and making your money go further. For 14 years, John Lowe's finance annual has helped thousands of people get to grips with the basics of budgeting and learn how to save cash in all areas of their lives. Now, The Money Doctor is back to give Ireland's consumers and business owners the tips they need to make the most of 2019. This new edition will focus in particular on the most important issue in the country: property. It will cover all aspects of the property market, making it invaluable for anyone looking to buy a house, and will include information on social housing and new legislation in the rental sector. Whether you buy this book every year or you're just in need of a fresh perspective on your finances, you can trust The Money Doctor to give independent, straight-talking advice.

Personal Property Law (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Michael Bridge Personal Property Law (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Michael Bridge
R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What type of right is a property right? How are items of property classified for legal purposes? In this revised edition of Personal Property Law, Michael Bridge provides answers to these fundamental questions of property law. His critical analysis includes new material on insolvency, in particular the anti-deprivation principle and the pari passu rule, as well as comprehensive accounts of recent case law (OBG v Allan, Yearworth, and Datastream,) and statutory developments. Widely considered to be the best short introduction to English personal property law, Bridge constructs an authoritative and systematic summary of this complex field for readers approaching the subject for the first time. It focuses on the acquisition, loss, transfer, and protection of interests in personal property law, and specific topics include: ownership and possession; treatment of the separate contributions of the common law and equity to modern personal property law; discussion of modes of transfer; the means of protecting property interests; the resolution of disputes concerning title to personal property; the grant of security interests, and the issues arising out of the transformation and mixing of tangible personal property.

A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Simon Garner, Alexandra Frith A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Simon Garner, Alexandra Frith
R1,455 Discovery Miles 14 550 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law, providing a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promote clarity and ease of understanding. Now in its eighth edition, A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant continues to provide a comprehensive and systematic guide to the particularly complex principles and practice of landlord and tenant law. Condensing the case law and statutory codes into one manageable volume, this book provides a valuable, user-friendly introduction for lawyers and students alike. The authors explain the fundamentals of landlord and tenant law, providing a broad coverage from creating a tenancy through to termination. Offering extensive treatment of both the common law and statutory codes, this book provides detailed analysis of areas such as leases, tenancy, assignment and subletting, agricultural holdings, business tenancies, and eviction. The eighth edition has been comprehensively updated to cover all recent developments in landlord and tenant law. It considers the requirements on landlords defined in the Deregulation Act 2015, as well as the developments on the seizing of tenant's assets as contained in the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery Procedure (CRAR) 2014. This edition provides an overview of the effect that the provisions of the Immigration Act 2016, and the Housing and Planning Act 2016 will have on residential tenancies in England. It also reflects on the impact of new case law, such as the advances in the tenancy deposit protection scheme as well as changes to business and assured tenancies. Very much a practical guide, this title makes frequent use of examples, checklists, forms and precedents, specifically designed to assist the busy professional and student. A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant is an indispensable resource for those working in this field.

The Foreclosure Echo - How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery (Hardcover): Linda E. Fisher, Judith Fox The Foreclosure Echo - How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery (Hardcover)
Linda E. Fisher, Judith Fox
R1,775 R1,648 Discovery Miles 16 480 Save R127 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Foreclosure Echo tells the story of the ordinary people whose quest for the American dream was crushed in the foreclosure crisis when they were threatened with losing their homes. The authors, Linda Fisher and Judith Fox-each with decades of experience defending low-to-moderate-income people from foreclosure and predatory lending practices--have employed a range of legal, economic, and social-science research to document these stories, showing not only how people experienced the crisis, but also how lenders and public institutions failed to protect them. The book also describes the ongoing effects of the crisis-including vacant land and abandoned buildings-and how these conditions have exacerbated the economic plight of millions of people who lost their homes and have increased inequality across the country. This book should be read by anyone who wants to understand the fallout of the last financial crisis and learn what we can do now to avoid another one.

Property Law 2019-2020 (Paperback, 12th Revised edition): Robert Abbey, Mark Richards Property Law 2019-2020 (Paperback, 12th Revised edition)
Robert Abbey, Mark Richards
R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Property Law is the perfect companion to guide you through the intricacies of the conveyancing process. Drawing on the authors' considerable experience of legal practice, and suitable for use on courses with either a residential or a commercial conveyancing focus, this book offers lively and accessible explanations of often complex processes. With highly practical guidance on how to approach each stage of a conveyancing transaction in practice, this book is ideal for use as a core text on the Legal Practice Course or as a valuable source of reference where knowledge of the conveyancing process is essential. Online Resources This book is also supported by online resources, which include: - Multiple choice questions - Case study documentation - Guide to completing prescribed clauses in leases - Problem questions and answer guidance - Interactive timelines - Additional chapter: Commonhold - Lists of wider reading and websites for further information - Figures from the book

The End of Ownership - Personal Property in the Digital Economy (Hardcover): Jason Schultz The End of Ownership - Personal Property in the Digital Economy (Hardcover)
Jason Schultz
R673 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R363 (54%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An argument for retaining the notion of personal property in the products we "buy" in the digital marketplace. If you buy a book at the bookstore, you own it. You can take it home, scribble in the margins, put in on the shelf, lend it to a friend, sell it at a garage sale. But is the same thing true for the ebooks or other digital goods you buy? Retailers and copyright holders argue that you don't own those purchases, you merely license them. That means your ebook vendor can delete the book from your device without warning or explanation-as Amazon deleted Orwell's 1984 from the Kindles of surprised readers several years ago. These readers thought they owned their copies of 1984. Until, it turned out, they didn't. In The End of Ownership, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz explore how notions of ownership have shifted in the digital marketplace, and make an argument for the benefits of personal property. Of course, ebooks, cloud storage, streaming, and other digital goods offer users convenience and flexibility. But, Perzanowski and Schultz warn, consumers should be aware of the tradeoffs involving user constraints, permanence, and privacy. The rights of private property are clear, but few people manage to read their end user agreements. Perzanowski and Schultz argue that introducing aspects of private property and ownership into the digital marketplace would offer both legal and economic benefits. But, most important, it would affirm our sense of self-direction and autonomy. If we own our purchases, we are free to make whatever lawful use of them we please. Technology need not constrain our freedom; it can also empower us.

Liability for Wrongful Interferences with Chattels (Hardcover, New): Simon Douglas Liability for Wrongful Interferences with Chattels (Hardcover, New)
Simon Douglas
R1,707 Discovery Miles 17 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book examines the protection of property rights in chattels through the law of torts, focusing on the four actions of conversion, detinue, trespass and negligence. Traditionally these actions have been governed by arcane divisions which have led to unnecessary complexity and arbitrariness. The principal argument made in the book is that significant developments in the modern law point towards abolition of these arcane divisions and permit the chattel torts to be understood by reference to a coherent and justifiable structure. It is argued that the only division which should be drawn in the modern chattel torts is between intentional interferences with chattels, where liability is strict, and unintentional interferences with chattels, where liability is fault based. In order to demonstrate this structure it is first argued that the actions of conversion, detinue and trespass amount, in substance, to a single cause of action which imposes strict liability for the intentional interference with another's chattel. It is then argued that the tort of negligence recognises a fault-based cause of action for the unintentional interference with another's chattel. It is further argued that this basic structure, unlike the arcane divisions which have traditionally governed this area of law, can be justified.

Property and the Law of Finders (Hardcover): Robin Hickey Property and the Law of Finders (Hardcover)
Robin Hickey
R1,379 Discovery Miles 13 790 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the first book to explain the body of English law that surrounds the question "Are finders keepers?" This most simple of questions has long evaded a satisfactory legal answer. Generally, it seems to have been accepted that a finder acquires a property right in the object of his or her find and can protect it from subsequent interference, but even this turns out to be the baldest statement of principle, resting on obscure and confused authority. This full-length treatment of finders sets them in their legal-historical context, focusing on a fascinating area of law lying at the crossroads of crime, obligations, and property. That, on the same facts, a finder might be a thief, a bailee, and/or a property right holder has clouded conceptual analysis and prevented the simple stating of rules about finding. Nonetheless, when the applicable doctrines and policies of property law, particularly the central concept of possession, are explored and understood in the light of countervailing rules of crime and tort, it can be argued confidently that, despite centuries of doubt and confusion, English law has succeeded in producing a body of law that is theoretically and practically coherent. Property and the Law of Finders makes this argument. It is an important source of information for anyone interested in the law of personal property and also for those with broader concerns about the evolution of common law concepts.

Being and Owning - The Body, Bodily Material, and the Law (Hardcover): Jesse Wall Being and Owning - The Body, Bodily Material, and the Law (Hardcover)
Jesse Wall
R1,700 Discovery Miles 17 000 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When part of a person's body is separated from them, or when a person dies, it is unclear what legal status the item of bodily material is able to obtain. A 'no property rule' which states that there is no property in the human body was first recorded in an English judgment in 1882. Claims based on property rights in the human body and its parts have failed on the basis that the human body is not the subject of property. Despite a recent series of exceptions to the 'no property rule', the law still has no clear answer as to the legal status of the body or its material. In this book, Wall examines the appropriate legal status of bodily material, and in doing so, develops a way for the law to address disputes over the use and storage of bodily material that, contrary to the current trend, resists the application of property law. Wall assesses when a person ought to be able to possess, control, use, or profit from, his or her own bodily material or the bodily material of another person. Bodily material may be valuable because it retains a functional unity with the body or is a material resource that is in short supply. With this in mind, Wall measures the extent to which property law can represent the rights and duties that protects the entitlement that a person may exercise in bodily material, and identifies the limits to the appropriate application of property law. An alternative to property law is developed with reference to the right of bodily integrity and the right to privacy.

Unclaimed Property - A Reporting Process and Audit Survival Guide (Hardcover): Tracey L. Reid Unclaimed Property - A Reporting Process and Audit Survival Guide (Hardcover)
Tracey L. Reid
R1,280 R1,148 Discovery Miles 11 480 Save R132 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Unclaimed Property: A Reporting Process and Audit Survival Guide" breaks the unclaimed property process down into manageable steps that you can either handle on your own or with the help of a professional in the field. Author Tracey Reid presents a thorough introduction to every aspect of unclaimed property laws, clarifying what unclaimed property is, how the escheat laws apply to your particular circumstance, and how you can bring your enterprise into compliance with the least amount of manpower and cash outlay possible.

Proprietary Security in Movable Assets (Hardcover, New): Ulrich Drobnig, Ole Boger Proprietary Security in Movable Assets (Hardcover, New)
Ulrich Drobnig, Ole Boger
R5,665 Discovery Miles 56 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Study Group on a European Civil Code has taken upon itself the task of drafting common European principles for the most important aspects of the law of obligations and for certain parts of the law of property in movables which are especially relevant for the functioning of the common market.
Like the Commission on European Contract Law's "Principles of European Contract Law," the results of the research conducted by the Study Group on a European Civil Code seek to advance the process of Europeanization of private law. Among other topics the series tackles sales and service contracts, distribution contracts and security rights, renting contracts and loan agreements, negotiorum gestio, delicts and unjustified enrichment law, transfer of property, and trust law.
The principles furnish each of the national jurisdictions a grid of reference. They can be agreed upon by the parties within the framework of the rules of private international law. They may provide a stimulus to both the national and European legislator for molding private law. Beyond this, they aim to further discussion about the creation of a European Civil Code, or a Common Frame of Reference in the area of patrimonial law, by submitting a concrete model.
The "Principles of European Law" are published in co-operation with Bruylant (Belgium), Oxford University Press (United Kingdom) and Staempfli Publishers Ltd. (Switzerland).

A Practical Guide to Rights Over Airspace and Subsoil (Paperback): Daniel Gatty A Practical Guide to Rights Over Airspace and Subsoil (Paperback)
Daniel Gatty
R1,195 Discovery Miles 11 950 Pre-order
Principles of European Law - Acquisition and Loss of Ownership of Goods (Hardcover, New): Brigitta Lurger, Wolfgang Faber Principles of European Law - Acquisition and Loss of Ownership of Goods (Hardcover, New)
Brigitta Lurger, Wolfgang Faber
R10,653 Discovery Miles 106 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Study Group on a European Civil Code has taken upon itself the task of drafting common European principles for the most important aspects of the law of obligations and for certain parts of the law of property in movables which are especially relevant for the functioning of the common market. Like the Commission on European Contract Law's Principles of European Contract Law, the results of the research conducted by the Study Group on a European Civil Code seek to advance the process of Europeanisation of private law. Among other topics the series tackles sales and service contracts, distribution contracts and security rights, renting contracts and loan agreements, negotiorum gestio, delicts and unjustified enrichment law, transfer of property, and trust law. The principles furnish each of the national jurisdictions a grid reference. They can be agreed upon by the parties within the framework of the rules of private international law. They may provide a stimulus to both the national and European legislator for moulding private law. Beyond this, they aim to further discussion about the creation of a European Civil Code, or a Common Frame of Reference in the area of patrimonial law, by submitting a concrete model. The Principles of European Law are published in co-operation with Bruylant (Belgium), Sellier (Germany), and Staempfli Publishers Ltd. (Switzerland).

Principles of European Law - Lease of Goods (Hardcover, New): Kare Lilleholt Principles of European Law - Lease of Goods (Hardcover, New)
Kare Lilleholt
R3,701 Discovery Miles 37 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Study Group on a European Civil Code has taken upon itself the task of drafting common European principles for the most important aspects of the law of obligations and for certain parts of the law of property in movables which are especially relevant for the functioning of the common market.
Like the Commission on European Contract Law's "Principles of European Contract Law," the results of the research conducted by the Study Group on a European Civil Code seek to advance the process of Europeanization of private law. Among other topics the series tackles sales and service contracts, distribution contracts and security rights, renting contracts and loan agreements, negotiorum gestio, delicts and unjustified enrichment law, transfer of property, and trust law.
The principles furnish each of the national jurisdictions a grid of reference. They can be agreed upon by the parties within the framework of the rules of private international law. They may provide a stimulus to both the national and European legislator for molding private law. Beyond this, they aim to further discussion about the creation of a European Civil Code, or a Common Frame of Reference in the area of patrimonial law, by submitting a concrete model.
The "Principles of European Law" are published in co-operation with Bruylant (Belgium), Oxford University Press (United Kingdom) and Staempfli Publishers Ltd. (Switzerland).

Principles of European Law - Personal Security (Hardcover): Ulrich Drobnig Principles of European Law - Personal Security (Hardcover)
Ulrich Drobnig
R7,222 Discovery Miles 72 220 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Study Group on a European Civil Code has taken upon itself the task of drafting common European principles for the most important aspects of the law of obligations and for certain parts of the law of property in movables which are especially relevant for the functioning of the common market. Like the Commission on European Contract Law's Principles of European Contract Law, the results of the research conducted by the Study Group on a European Civil Code seek to advance the process of Europeanisation of private law. Among other topics the series tackles sales and service contracts, distribution contracts and security rights, renting contracts and loan agreements, negotiorum gestio, delicts and unjustified enrichment law, transfer of property, and trust law. The principles furnish each of the national jurisdictions a grid reference. They can be agreed upon by the parties within the framework of the rules of private international law. They may provide a stimulus to both the national and European legislator for moulding private law. Beyond this, they aim to further discussion about the creation of a European Civil Code, or a Common Frame of Reference in the area of patrimonial law, by submitting a concrete model. The Principles of European Law are published in co-operation with Bruylant (Belgium), Sellier. European Law Publishers (Germany) and Staempfli Publishers Ltd. (Switzerland).

The Constitutional Protection of Private Property in China - Historical Evolution and Comparative Research (Hardcover):... The Constitutional Protection of Private Property in China - Historical Evolution and Comparative Research (Hardcover)
Chuanhui Wang
R2,441 Discovery Miles 24 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This timely book reviews the changes in legal reform around the constitutional protection of private property in China since 1949. Using a comparative approach, it analyses the development of property theories and the various constitutionalisation models and practices of private property in representative countries including the United States, Canada, Germany, India and China. It also explores the interwoven social forces that have been driving the evolution of the constitutional protection of private property in China. By comparing China with the United States, Germany and India, the author reveals the unfairness, unjustness and insufficiency in China's application of three constitutional doctrines - public use, just compensation and due process or procedure. The book concludes by predicting future progress and suggests feasible measures for gradual reform that will be compatible with China's existing political system.

The Digital Person - Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (Hardcover): Daniel J. Solove The Digital Person - Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (Hardcover)
Daniel J. Solove
R1,718 R1,397 Discovery Miles 13 970 Save R321 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

View the Table of Contents.
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aThis comprehensive analysis of privacy in the information age challenges traditional assumptions that breeches of privacy through the development of electronic dossiers involve the invasion of oneas private space.a
--"Choice"

"The Digital Person challenges the existing ways in which law and legal theory approach the social, political, and legal implications of the collection and use of personal information in computer databases. Solove's book is ambitious, and represents the most important publication in the field of information privacy law for some years."
--"Georgetown Law Journal"

"Anyone concerned with preserving privacy against technology's growing intrusiveness will find this book enlightening."
--"Publishers Weekly"

"Solove . . . truly understands the intersection of law and technology. This book is a fascinating journey into the almost surreal ways personal information is hoarded, used, and abused in the digital age."
--"The Wall Street Journal"

"Daniel Solove is one of the most energetic and creative scholars writing about privacy today. The Digital Person is an important contribution to the privacy debate, and Solove's discussion of the harms of what he calls 'digital dossiers' is invaluable."
--Jeffrey Rosen, author of "The Unwanted Gaze" and "The Naked Crowd"

"Powerful theme."
--"Privacy Journal"

"This is not only a book you should read, but you should make sure your friends read it."
--"IEEE Review"

"Solove offers a book that is both comprehensive and easy to understand, discussing the changes that technology has brought to our concept of privacy. An excellentstarting point for much needed discussion."
--"Law Technology News"

"An unusually perceptive discussion of one of the most vexing problems of the digital age--our loss of control over our personal information. It's a fascinating journey into the almost surreal ways personal information is hoarded, used, and abused in the digital age. I recommend his book highly."
--Bruce Schneier

"Solove's book is the best exposition thus far about the threat that computer databases containing personal data about millions of Americans poses for information privacy."
--Pamela Samuelson, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Information Management at the University of California, Berkeley

"Solove drives his points home through considerable reconfiguration of the basic argument. Rather than casting blame or urging retreat to a precomputer database era, the solution is seen in informing individuals, challenging data collectors, and bringing the law up-to-date."
--"Choice"

"If you want to find out what a mess the law of privacy is, how it got that way, and whether there is hope for the future, then read this book."
--"Legal Times"

"Solove evaluates the shortcomings of current approaches to privacy as well as some useful and controversial ideas for striking a new balance. Anyone who deals with privacy matters will find a lot ot consider."
--"DM News"

"Solove's treatment of this particular facet is thoughtful, thorough, concise, and occasionally laced with humor. The present volume gives us reason to look forward to his future contributions."
--"The Law and Politics Book Review"

"Solove's book is useful, particularly as an overview on how these private and governmentdatabases grew in sophistication and now interact with one another."
--"Christian Science Monitor"

"A far-reaching examination of how digital dossiers are shaping our lives. Daniel Solove has persuasively reconceptualized privacy for the digital age. A must-read."
--Paul Schwartz, Brooklyn Law School

"The Digital Person is a detailed and approachable resource on privacy issues and the laws that affect them."
--"IT Conversations"

Seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, electronic databases are compiling information about you. As you surf the Internet, an unprecedented amount of your personal information is being recorded and preserved forever in the digital minds of computers. For each individual, these databases create a profile of activities, interests, and preferences used to investigate backgrounds, check credit, market products, and make a wide variety of decisions affecting our lives. The creation and use of these databases--which Daniel J. Solove calls "digital dossiers"--has thus far gone largely unchecked. In this startling account of new technologies for gathering and using personal data, Solove explains why digital dossiers pose a grave threat to our privacy.

The Digital Person sets forth a new understanding of what privacy is, one that is appropriate for the new challenges of the Information Age. Solove recommends how the law can be reformed to simultaneously protect our privacy and allow us to enjoy the benefits of our increasingly digital world.

The first volume in the series EX MACHINA: LAW, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

Data Protection for Library and Information Services (Paperback): Paul Ticher Data Protection for Library and Information Services (Paperback)
Paul Ticher
R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The 1998 Data Protection Act provides a framework for the way in which organisations should collect and process personal information. It has far-reaching implications for library and information managers who hold personal data on computer or on paper, or who may be called on to advise their colleagues. This practical guide explains the legal requirements and illustrates the issues with dozens of relevant and informative case-studies.

Succession Law in Ireland (Hardcover): James C. Brady Succession Law in Ireland (Hardcover)
James C. Brady
R2,600 Discovery Miles 26 000 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A comprehensive guide to the law on succession, this popular book is appreciated and relied upon by probate and succession law specialists across Ireland.

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