TOP 10 BOOKS FOR THE TECH-SAVVY LAWYER

Written by Elizabeth Layeni

November 2, 2021

To better understand the dynamics of legal technology law and hone your skills as a tech-savvy lawyer, we suggest reading the following books:

  1. Technology Law by Mark Grossman

Mark Grossman offers readers the chance to learn a lot things about technology law in this book. If you’re a business person who wants a good overview of technology law, this book is for you. If you are a law student considering a specialty in technology law, this book will give you an easy-to-read overview of what technology lawyers do. Whoever you are, we recommend reading this book as it will give you an excellent overview of the field of technology law. 

  1. The Legal Aspects of Managing Technology by Lee B. Burgunder

The author focuses on essential technology law issues with particular attention given to a wide variety of contentious issues related to intellectual property rights, and the coverage of all other key topics such as e-commerce, privacy, antitrust and biotechnology. The purpose of the book is to help managers to understand the main legal issues related to technology management. 

  1. The Simple Guide to Legal Innovation: Basics Every Lawyer Should Know by Lucy Endel Bassli

Author Lucy Endel Bassli provides details on the legal ecosystem, the rise of legal operations (or legal ops), top innovation concepts lawyers need to know and more. For lawyers who are enthusiastic about responding to the demands of the twenty-first century legal marketplace, then this book is a must read. 

  1. Law and the Media by Tom Crone

This book covers the principles of law that are most likely to interest persons in the media, as well as guidance on the legal issues that are being debated such as the new forms of media, the Human Rights Act 1998, and the contentious issue of privacy. It is a valuable resource for individuals working in the media such as journalists, editors, producers, and media lawyers who must deal with a variety of legal difficulties. 

  1. Dispute Revolution by Kleros.IO

This book examines how justice systems have functioned throughout history, from ancient times to the present, and then uses cutting-edge technology to predict where they might be headed. The book aims to find out if decentralized justice solves a problem, and if it is possible to provide users with the appropriate incentives for users to be truthful. 

  1. Media, Technology and Copyright: Integrating Law and Economics by Michael A. Einhorn

Media, Technology and Copyright is an interdisciplinary work that applies economic theory to key issues in intellectual property law. The book’s chapters involve issues on digital rights with topics related to software, databases, and cyber-law, including digital rights management, file-sharing, music licensing, deep linking, framing, and contributory intelligence. 

Written in a non-technical language for an inter-disciplinary audience of lawyers, economists, students, artists, and professionals in the content industry, the book provides a comprehensive study for anyone interested in the issues surrounding intellectual property rights. 

  1. Understanding Privacy and Data Protection: What You Need to Know by Timothy J. Toohey

The author explores numerous topical issues and controversies, including the impact of U.S. government surveillance on privacy, biometric identifiers, cloud computing, the Internet of things, big data, and privacy by design. The book also provides a guide to the current cybersecurity landscape, including the significant impact of unauthorized data breaches, such as hacking attacks, on businesses and individuals. This non-technical book also describes some of the practical steps that may be taken to protect privacy and security, as these fields continue to evolve.

  1. FinTech Law: A Guide to Technology Law in the Financial Services Industry by Kevin C. Taylor

This book will serve industry professionals, technology law attorneys, entrepreneurs, technology vendors, and investors and venture capital groups in understanding the current state of the industry and the gap between regulatory and technological growth.

  1. The LegalTech Book: The Legal Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and FinTech Visionaries written by Susanne Chishti (Editor-in-Chief), Sophia Adams Bhatti (Editor), Akber Datoo (Editor), Drago Indjic (Editor)

Written by prominent thought leaders in the global fintech and legal space, the book explains key industry developments, and offers critical insight from the authors’ first-hand information and lessons learned. The book covers topics on the current status of LegalTech, applications of AI, machine learning and deep learning in the practice of law, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity and data, and many more. 

  1. Law and Autonomous Machines by Mark Chinen

This book lays forth a potential path for the co-development of legal responsibility and artificial intelligence, as well as the machines and systems that are powered by it. Scholars and practitioners of legal doctrine, ethics, and autonomous technology will find this book to be an invaluable resource. 

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