Assessing Legal Challenges on the Mobile Internet

Olli Pitkänen, Martti Mäntylä, Mikko Välimäki, Jukka Kemppinen

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This article describes some legal challenges related to information products and services on the mobile Internet and the World Wide Web. Using a scenario-based methodology, it describes the future mobile Internet and explains how information products and services would be used on it. A systematic method is used to build the scenarios. As the problems likely to emerge are very complex, the scenarios take into account several major factors that delineate the mobile Internet and its use--not just technological changes and economic factors, but societal issues and how individuals feel and behave. The scenarios make it possible to identify the kinds of legal challenges that are likely to emerge. Analysis of the scenarios indicates that intellectual property rights, privacy, and contracts are the legal areas most likely to involve challenges on the mobile Internet.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalInternational Journal of Electronic Commerce
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)101-120
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • 513 Law


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