Legal issues and challenges in online shopping: A comparative analysis of Australia and New Zealand

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Title Legal issues and challenges in online shopping: A comparative analysis of Australia and New Zealand
Author Kariyawasam, Kanchana
Journal Name New Zealand Business Law Quarterly
Year Published 2009
Place of publication New Zealand
Publisher Thomson Brookers
Abstract This paper aims to evaluate the adequacy and efficacy of the current statutory regimes, both in Australia and New Zealand, as a means of affording various legal protections to consumers who transact their business affairs online. In this respect, this paper provides an overview of some of the legal issues and related problems involved with online shopping in Australia and New Zealand. The author argues that online consumers are entitled to be afforded the same degree of protection as all other types of consumers. The traditional legal rules may be inadequate to provide consumer protection in the digital environment, as they were created before internet shopping and online commerce were even contemplated. Better enforcement of consumer rights is vital for online shopping but while it is simply too expensive and difficult to enforce existing laws — the rights are, in effect, useless.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI https://www.thomsonreuters.co.nz/home
Alternative URI http://www.law.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/new-zealand-business-review-quarterly
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Bookers Ltd. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 15
Issue Number 3
Page from 178
Page to 194
ISSN 1173-311X
Date Accessioned 2010-02-10
Date Available 2012-02-09T22:36:19Z
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Intellectual Property Law
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/30094
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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