European Union E-Commerce Directive - Article by Article Comments
Guide to European Union Law on E-Commerce, Vol. 4. Update from 2016 (published 2017) of the 2001 (published 2002) version, published in EU Regulation of E-Commerce. A Commentary Elgar Commentaries series, 2017, p. 15-58.
39 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2007 Last revised: 30 Mar 2020
Date Written: 2017
The Directive 2000/31/EC is usually called the e-commerce directive, or the Directive on e-commerce. Although several other Directives deal solely, or at least for the greater part, with e-commerce topics, Directive 2000/31/EC regulates central issues regarding electronic commerce, e.g. commercial communications, formation of online contracts, and liability of intermediaries. The Directive deals with key issues of e-commerce, reason why the Directive is also known as the legal framework directive.
In this paper all articles of the Directives are not just described, but explained and commented upon.
Keywords: liability, contracting, commercial communications, dispute resolution, country of origin
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