Law, ethics and electronic commerce

Unlike the Internet community had expected electronic commerce does not lead to an anarchic dissolution of law. In the context of electronic trade, problems arising between users and providers can be solved, for instance by applying traditional principles of contract law. And yet, the legal dispute...

Author: Hoeren, Thomas
Division/Institute:FB 03: Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2005
Date of publication on miami:17.06.2009
Modification date:05.08.2016
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE) 3 (2005) 6, 46-53
Subjects:Law; Ethics; Electronic commerce
DDC Subject:340: Recht
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-03359434448
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-03359434448
Digital documents:lawethicsandelectroniccommerce.pdf

Unlike the Internet community had expected electronic commerce does not lead to an anarchic dissolution of law. In the context of electronic trade, problems arising between users and providers can be solved, for instance by applying traditional principles of contract law. And yet, the legal dispute of Internet related facts and circumstances gives rise to a number of interesting topoi. Even though these subjects have already been considered in the past (for instance in the context of satellite technology), they only now show their specific explosive effect and diversity in the face of the electronic commerce.