In addition to the readings in the book, many of which contain links to online sources, the following references may assist your studies and research in the field. No listing of Internet sites can be exhaustive and these are provided as a start point.

Blogs/Web sites

Lexology < >.
This is a very useful source of up to date material. You have to subscribe to the service and receive a daily email update. As well as being a valuable resource in its own right, Lexology links to update and news services provided by a substantial number of leading law firms

The IP Kat material is available either on its web site <> or, and this is recommended, you can sign up for regular email updates. This is a very useful source of up to date comment and analysis regarding developments in the IP Law field.

On-line (free access) Journals

European Journal of Law and Technology < >
This is a relatively new on-line journal although it is the successor publication to one of the earliest on-line journals, the Journal of Law and Information Technology < >.
It is freely available and although in its early days is will be a valuable source of articles and commentaries on aspects of IT Law.

Scripted < > 
is another freely available resource, this journal is published by the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh and publishes good quality articles and comments on a range of IT law related subjects.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
This is a very large resource operation across the social sciences field. There is a specific section for law containing journal articles, conference and research papers and a range of other materials. To give an example of its scale, a search for “data protection” returns almost 1,400 results.

Official Web Sites

Information Commissioner’ Office <>.
This is the site of the UK’s information Commissioner who has policy and regulatory responsibilities for data protection and, outside the scope of this book, freedom of information law

Council of Europe work on Data Protection <>.
The Council of Europe was one of the first international organisations to take an interest in the field of data protection and this site as a lot of useful information.

European Union < >.
The European Union is the major player in the data protection sector and this site holds a large volume of resources on the topic.

European Data Protection Board <>.
The Data Protection Board is the successor to the Article 29 Working Party and, with a membership of national supervisory authorities, provides advice on a range of aspects of data protection

European Cybercrime Centre < >
Run by Europol, the European Cybercrime Centre publishes much information, especially in the field of criminal procedure

National Crime Agency – Cybercrime Centre < >.
This is the UK’s major policing centre working in the field.

Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime – United Nations < >.
A very big, and useful, study of cybercrime from a global perspective.

The European Union and Cybercrime < >.
The legislative competence of the European Union to legislate in the criminal field was initially questioned although changes to the fundamental Treaties have largely resolved this point. This site gives a good introduction to the work that has taken place.

Intellectual Property Office < >.
The United Kingdom’s Intellectual Property Office’s website is a very valuable resource for your studies. It comprises a mix of comment and also factual materials such as the register of patents and of trade marks

European Commission < >.
This is another resource that you should consider and continue to monitor on an ongoing basis. It contains a large amount of information regarding European actions and initiatives in the field. Also valuable are the wide range of reports and studies produced by on under contract to the Commission regarding the functioning of the law in various areas.

WIPO Guide to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) < >.
The name says it all. The domain name dispute resolution policy that was developed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a controversial aspect of the Internet and the WIP guide is a good start point for further work in the field.

E-Commerce – European Union < >.
A good portal to start research into the extensive work that has been carried out within the EU.

Office for National Statistics < >.
Some interesting material from the UK’s official statistics agency.

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