Two recent issues of Oxford University Press periodicals have fallen into the IPKat's hands. The first is the June 2007 issue of the quarterly Journal of Competition Law & Economics. While this is not an intellectual property journal as such, it often carries articles that are of substantial interest to IP enthusiast. This is not one of those issues that is fortunate enough to be blessed with any blatant economics-and-IP material, though it has plenty of content for anyone interested in merger control.
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Being a bit of an IT law fan too, the IPKat had a bit more luck with the second journal, though, this being the three-times-a-year International Journal of Law and Information Technology. Its bland white cover doesn't work make for much of an illustration on this weblog so the IPKat thought you might like this picture instead. Among the articles in this issue are
* "The future of consumer web data: a European/US perspective" by Daniel B. Garrie (LegalTech) and Rebecca Wong (Nottingham Trent University). This piece considers clickstream data, taking into account the EU's Data Protection Framework and its US counterparts, particularly the Wiretap Act. Is clickstream data "personal data", the authors ask, and what happens if it is?Full contents of current issue here; free sample here; subscribe here
* Bashar H. Malkawi (Hashemite University, Jordan) addresses the phenonomenon of e-commerce in light of the WTO Agreement and the US-Jordan Agreement. As the abstract explains, "As fundamental differences continue to stall progress in the WTO’s program on e-commerce, the United States concluded a free trade agreement with Jordan. This agreement was the first ever to incorporate explicit provisions on e-commerce. This article analyzes how existing trade agreements have dealt with e-commerce".