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10 ways you might be breaking the law with your computer


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#1 rigel

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:16 PM

10 ways you might be breaking the law with your computer
Date: May 16th, 2008
Author: Debra Littlejohn Shinder
TechRepublic

Are you breaking laws using your computer? I read this 2008 article and thought this might interest our members. TR's discussion was based on the following issues:
#1: Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
#2: No Electronic Theft (NET) Act
#3: Court rulings regarding border searches
#4: State laws regarding access to networks
#5: “Tools of a crime” laws
#6: “Cyberstalking” laws
#7: Internet Gambling laws
#8: Security Breach Disclosure laws
#9: Community Broadband Act of 2007
#10: Pro IP Act

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:48 PM

I was just at a talk by Matt Mason (pirate radio DJ and author of The Pirate's Dilemma.)

As part of his talk, he mentioned a professor in the Western US (University of Colorado, I think) calculated the average damages of unintentional law breaking...and it was $12.5 million per day for an average, law-abiding citizen. Think about that for a second..it's amazing.

NOTE: I was going to include a link to the book, but didn't want to be soliciting. I have no affiliation with the author, except that I attended a very interesting and thought-provoking talk at work the other day.

EDIT: clarified it was per day for damages.

Edited by etavares, 28 July 2009 - 09:49 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2009 - 05:05 AM

We can all relate to ThePirateBay case that happened sometime back.




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