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The UK Govern-ment has been criticised for the approach taken in the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002. They are late, unclear and not sufficiently far-reaching. This view is somewhat harsh.First, look at the questions they were asked to solve: what law should apply to transactions concluded over the internet? Is it necessary to amend […]

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