International Computer and Internet Contracts and Law

by M-T Michele Rennie

The book, International Computer and Internet Contracts and Law by M-T Michele Rennie, and accompanying disk provides the practitioner with over 90 ready-to-use contracts and licenses drafted by some of the world’s leading experts. Each contract has multi-jurisdictional clauses for use in UK, European Community, USA, China, India, Australia, Japan and on the Internet.

The Book’s Commentary offers a comprehensive, definitive but user-friendly analysis of software and database protection in the European Community, USA, China, Japan, Australia, India and on the Internet as well as specific commentary on E-commerce and Digital and Electronic Signatures and Online Dispute Resolution – Soon to include legal AI.

The subject matter and contracts are broken down into familiar areas to help guide you to the relevant materials. It includes numerous styles of contracts, licenses and forms on:

  • Software licenses (including ‘APP’ licenses, “SaaS” Subscription Agreements, shrink-wrap, web-wrap, browse-wrap, evaluation, open source and Creative Commons)
  • Distribution agreement (for software, hardware or systems)
  • Software development, licensing, development, support and protection  contracts
  • Website development, hosting, colo, SEO, content and advertising agreements
  • Escrow agreements for software source code (with and without verification)
  • Data license, purchase and subscription agreements (for ‘real-time’ and historical data)
  • On-line subscriber, SaaS and ISP agreements
  • Internet and Ecommerce contracts (including website development, terms of use, Privacy policies (including GDPR compliant), hosting, content, banner advertising, search engine optimisation, e-book publishing and 3D printing)
  • Global network contract for telecoms, software and data
  • General Business contracts – NDAs, copyright protection, assignment, disclosure, outsourcing, consultancy, evaluation, Proposal and SoW templates and facilities management


Principal Legal Author and editor:
M-T Michele Rennie (LL.B, NP) Head of Intellectual Property and Internet Law, Computalaw Ltd worldwide and legal advisor to numerous multi-national companies. Read more


Peter Brown (BA, JD) is principal of Peter Brown & Associates PLLC, New York which is an active practice in the fields of information technology, cyber security, technology-related transactions, intellectual property and civil litigation. He has broad experience in alternative dispute resolution as an arbitrator, mediator and advocate. Read more

David Bender (Sc.B., LL.B., LL.M, S.J.D.) is Special Counsel, Data Privacy, at GTC Law Group. He spent the majority of his career at White & Case in New York City, where he specialized in transactional matters, litigation, and counseling in the areas of privacy, intellectual property, and information technology. David founded the IP practice at White & Case, and was a co-founder of its privacy practice. He served previously as head of AT&T’s IP litigation Department, where he was responsible for all IP litigation brought by or against any Bell System company. Read more

J.T.(Jay) Westermeier (LL.M, JD, MBA) was Attorney at Law with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Reston, VirginiaUSA prior to which he was a partner in DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, Reston, VA. Read more


Prof. Dr. Hong Xue is Professor of Law at Beijing Normal University (BNU), Director of the Institute for the Internet Policy & Law and an ICANN ccNSO councilor and the Chair of Council of Chinese Domain Name Users Alliance. Read more

Shalini Agarwal, (LLB, LLM Cantab.) is founding partner at In Se Legal, London and a co-founder of India Across Borders. Read more

Vinay Joy and Ganesh Prasad –  with Khaitan & Co. Mumbai and Bangalore.

Juma Weeks, Esq. (LL.B) is a senior associate in the Privacy and Cybersecurity team at the London office of Ropes & Gray LLP, a Boston-headquartered white-shoe law firm. Read more

Philip Woolfson (M.A., LL.B) is a partner of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a US firm of lawyers based in Brussels with its head office in Washington DC.

Anna Sharpe (LL.B. (Hons), LL.M) (LLB (Hons), LLM, Grad Dip App Corp Gov, ACIS, ASCA) is the principal of the law firm Sharpe Ivo prior to which she was partner at Clayton Utz, Brisbane. Read more

Takashi Kanai (LL.B., LL.M) is an attorney-at-law at Frantech Law Office, Tokyo. Read more

Wakaba Hara, Makino Law, Tokyo prior to which she worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo. Read more

Electronic and Digital Signatures
Stephen Mason, is an English barrister specialising in electronic and digital signature law. Read more

Alternative Dispute Resolution Contributor:
Professor Dr. Pablo Cortes (LLB, LLM, PhD) is Professor of Civil Justice, Leicester Law School, University of Leicester, England, a non-practising Spanish attorney and a Gould Research Fellow, Stanford School of Law, USA. Read more

Book Reviews

Books such as this should be seen as a godsend by computer lawyers freed from the drudgery of inventing text and formats

– Computer Law and Practice

…the precedents…are useful starting points with the principal issues and local variations highlighted…There is little doubt that this is a useful addition to the bookshelves of the IT specialist practitioner

– Computer & Telecommunication Law Review

We are told that we shall soon all be passengers on the ‘information superhighway’, caught up in a ‘multi-media revolution.’ However, amidst all the hype remains the fundamental concept that, irrespective of the end results or functions of this technology, there must be an old fashioned contractual relationship between parties who wish to use or exploit it in any way.

– The Legal Executive Journal

In addition, to reflect the international nature of information technology, the work also provides a Commentary which goes some of the way to explain the law and practice behind the precedents from the viewpoints of a number of countries. Clearly presented and extremely useful, this will greatly assist the ever increasing band of IT practitioners.

– The Legal Executive Journal

The universality in style and content of the contracts included in the publication is intended to reassure the user that the laws relating to computers in general, and intellectual property in particular, have developed and evolved along substantially similar lines in all the jurisdictions represented.

– Computer Law & Security Report

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