Internet Marketplaces: The Law of Auctions and Exchanges Online

Hardcover | August 1, 2002

byChristina Ramberg, Christopher Kuner

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Internet Marketplaces explains and analyses the legal questions and challenges posed by the increased use of online auctions and exchanges for business transactions. Rather than focusing on internet businesses as a whole, the author studies the rules related to closed internet marketplaceswhere commercial dealings are carried out. The book provides a detailed analysis of the new business models that are being employed, their legal structures, and the extent to which further work is still required to fill in the legal infrastructure. Professor Ramberg is well known for her expertiseand involvement in this field, and the book will prove to be useful to fellow practitioners as well as being a key reference for academics working in this area.

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Internet Marketplaces explains and analyses the legal questions and challenges posed by the increased use of online auctions and exchanges for business transactions. Rather than focusing on internet businesses as a whole, the author studies the rules related to closed internet marketplaceswhere commercial dealings are carried out. The ...

Christina Hultmark Ramberg is Professor of Commercial Law at the School of Economics and Commercial Law, Goteborg University, Sweden, and a member of the UNICITRAL and International Chamber of Commerce working groups on e-commerce. She has written extensively in the field of e-commerce law, and also advises governments and private law...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:August 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019925429X

ISBN - 13:9780199254293

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The Relationship Between Internet Marketplaces and National States3. Efficient Norm Design in the Internet Marketplace4. Different Types of Auctions and the Legal Definition of Auction5. Definition of the Term 'Exchange' in Law6. The Applicable Law7. Membership Terms and Conditions of Sale8. Withdrawal and Cancellation of Invitations and Bids9. Mistake in Expression10. Determination of the Winning Bid and the Price11. Confirmation by Third Parties12. Illegal Transactions13. Settlement14. Information15. Price Manipulation16. Effects of Breach and Potential Breach: Exclusion, Ratings, and Fees17. The Operator's Liability in Case of Inaccessibility18. Dispute Resolution19. Final Remarks