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Prof. Steven GALLAGHER has published a new book, Digital Technology and Law (Curia Books, 2023)

Prof. Steven GALLAGHER has published a new book, Digital Technology and Law (Curia Books, 2023).

About the book:  This book introduces how technology and law interact. It is intended for those who may be wary of technology, wary of law, or wary of both. If you are interested in law, then you need to know a little about the technology that is used in the practice of law and how technology is affecting law. If you are interested in technology, then you need to know at least something of the law affecting technology. This book considers electronic digital technology including artificial intelligence, digital property, blockchains, cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), smart contracts, decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs), and the metaverse. It provides explanations of how they work, and sometimes how they do not work. It also considers how this technology is used in the practice of law and how it is affected by law. This includes consideration of LegalTech, including artificial intelligence in the practice of law, cybercrime and cybersecurity. This book also considers how technology is affecting law. This includes issues arising from artificial intelligence and intellectual property, disputes involving digital property including theft, fraud, loss, divorce, death, tax, securities regulation, money laundering and insider dealing. The liability of many parties to electronic digital technologies are considered including blockchains, their nodes, platforms, exchanges, decentralised autonomous organisations, and those living, working and playing in the metaverse.

Details are available here.

Posted on 1 June, 2023