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Cloud contracts regulate the relationship between user and provider

Cloud contracts are essential for organisations using the cloud. Cloud computing is where an organisation or individual uses remote servers that are hosted on the internet to manage, store and process data. The role of technology in business operations is [...]

By |2019-04-18T12:50:38+02:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Contracts|Tags: , , , , |

What is ICT? What is the Meaning or Definition of ICT?

ICT is an acronym for "information communications technology". Many people ask what is ICT. What is the meaning or definition of ICT? The acronym ICT is often used in many different contexts. For example, people refer to the ICT industry, [...]

By |2019-12-03T06:34:41+02:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

The Link between Good Governance and Complying with the Law

There is always a link between good governance and compliance with the law. Compliance with the law is part of good governance. However, the laws stand on their own. The King Report confirms that you should comply with the law. However, the [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:55:53+02:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , , , |

Information and Communications Technology Law Book

Information and Communications Technology Law is a  book recently published by LexisNexis in 2016 dealing with South African law on the topic. It is written by DP van der Merwe, A Roos, T Pistorius, GTS Eiselen and SS Nel.  It is [...]

By |2018-07-18T12:09:20+02:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |

Customer Agreements should be Cleverly Structured

A modular approach should be followed.  Each Customer Agreement should be made up of: one or more Orders (this is defined to include a goods, licence, services or work order); and Customer Relationship Terms. All the commercial terms are in [...]

By |2019-08-22T14:08:35+02:00April 30th, 2010|Categories: Contracts|Tags: , , , |

Can a web site provider link to third-party websites without permission?

This is not expressly prohibited by any law, but may possibly amount to a contravention of the provisions of the Copyright Act 98 of 1978. Broadly speaking, copyright is the right given to the owner of a copyrighted work not [...]

By |2019-08-24T11:11:56+02:00October 26th, 2008|Categories: Internet Law|Tags: , , , , |

The government’s attitude to Internet issues

How can the government's attitude and approach to internet issues best be described? During both the pre and post-apartheid periods, the South African government embarked on a mission to formulate information and communications technology policies. There have been multiple ICT [...]

By |2019-08-24T11:53:26+02:00August 13th, 2008|Categories: Internet Law|Tags: , , , |