Computers and the Law
• Outline some of the more important provisions of the principal legislation concerned with the use of computers in a commercial environment including:
(i) copyright and similar forms of protection
(ii) the Data Protection Act (1984)
• Discuss the rights and liabilities usually conferred upon the users of ‘off the shelf software packages.
• Discuss the liability for errors which might arise from the use of software packages whether bought ‘off the shelf or developed in-house.
• Discuss the general legal issues surrounding contracts for the purchase of computer hardware and software.
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