INTERNET LAW Courts around the world are creating Internet law right now--a process that is both exciting and frightening to watch. Unlike other areas of commerce that can turn to historical traditions to help settle disputes and guide the development of the law, the law of the Internet has no histo...
The Internet serves not only as a breeding ground for extremism, but also offers myriad data streams which potentially hold great value to law enforcement. The report by the OII’s Ian Brown and Josh Cowls for the VOX-Pol project: Check the Web: Assessing the Ethics and Politics of Policing the Int...
Social media sites and privacy are somewhat inherently at odds. After all, the point of social media is to share your life with the world; the very opposite of maintaining your privacy. Still, there is a difference between sharing parts of your life and all of it. Thus, a number of legal lines have ...
Internet Law, or Cyberlaw as it is sometimes called, refers to the legal issues related to the use of the Internet. It is less a distinct field of law than a conglomeration of intellectual property law, contract law, privacy laws, and many other fields, and how they pertain to the use of the Interne...
A hacker handed over millions of stolen credentials for Google, Microsoft and Yahoo email accounts, as well as thousands for banking, manufacturing and retail, in exchange for researchers liking and voting up his social media page.   What’s the going rate for usernames and passwords of 272.3 ...
Website blocking has reduced online movie piracy and is playing a role increasing take-up of legitimate sources of content in the UK, according to new research unveiled in Sydney on Tuesday night. The new research revealed that court orders requiring the UK's largest ISPs to block 53 piracy sites, w...
Firewall is a term that most internet users are familiar with. They may have come across the term at the office when they browse the web, or at home, when several people use the same connection, where security needs to be setup. But what is Firewall, and how does it work? Although many people might ...
The pedagogical contribution of such sources can be more than aesthetic. In some cases, the medium is where the message lies: Art history, music, and film courses all rely on “owned” or copyrighted works. Unfortunately, even in small and private class settings, securing permissions for those mat...
Nowadays the Internet is a wide-open source for information, entertainment, and communication. Many people believe that anything and everything go in cyberspace. I believed that myself, until becoming more informed. Sometimes, in a quest for knowledge and entertainment Internet users cross over a hi...
With blogging comes great responsibilty. You define the content of your weblog and you carry the full responsibility for every word you’ve published online. More than that, you are responsible for comments in your posts. To make sure you fulfill your legal obligations, it’s important to know, wh...
When you’re looking to research a product, where do you go? The Internet. When you’re hoping to find out more about a business, where do you go? The Internet. So, it makes sense to go to the Internet to check out potential employees, right? “It is generally not, per se, wrongful or otherwise i...
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