IT law is the abbreviation for information technology law and is sometimes also referred to as computer law, EDP law, information law, Internet law, multimedia law or software law. IT law deals with the legal consideration of facts from information technology (IT). In this respect, IT law is not a separate, self-contained area of law. It consists of a general and a special part. IT law therefore covers all legal issues arising from the use of electronic media. It includes all areas from the provision of the infrastructure for information transmission, through the various information services and the content they transport, to the commercial use of the Internet and other media.