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ICT Weekly Update

This is the ICT Weekly Update on legal, regulatory and policy developments in the ICT industry prepared by Lisa Thornton Inc for clients and colleagues. Michalsons reproduces it, in part, here with the permission of Lisa Thornton Inc. NEW [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |

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

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, ICT sector, ICT companies, ICT law (laws like the [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

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 | November 28th, 2016|Categories: IT Contracts|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 | May 2nd, 2016|Categories: IT 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 | April 11th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |

What is IT law, ICT law or Cyber law?

Find resources, guidance, solutions and advice on IT Law, ICT law or Cyber Law. What do these areas of law cover? We focus on the law related to ICT: Information - (or data) in paper or electronic format Communication - [...]

By | January 10th, 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 | April 30th, 2010|Categories: IT Contracts|Tags: , , , |

Get an overview of ICT laws

People often ask us to provide an overview of an ICT law - the big picture.  It is often very difficult to do this effectively. Recently we found a great web based tool called Wordle. Worlde enables you to create [...]

By | November 16th, 2009|Categories: IT Law|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 | October 26th, 2008|Categories: Internet Law|Tags: , , , , |

Web 2.0

This is an interesting video that gives food for thought about where things are going. This is an interesting presentation that explains what is meant by Web2.0. Web 2.0 View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: 2.0 web)

By | September 22nd, 2008|Categories: Media Law|Tags: , , , , |