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This is a very poor article at the moment. It needs scrapping, and substantial rewriting....,,l

Some notes for comment...

Radio era (Prehistory) Tension between amateur radio, commercial broadcast radio and government over the regulation of the radio spectrum. With amateur radio shut out of the 'interesting' long wave bands, led to amateur radio pioneering short wave and microwave. Pirate radio station operators dispute right of government to regulate radio. (One justification of the regulation of the use of the radio spectrum is that bandwidth is a scarce resource, which is disputed by present-day proponents of "intelligent radio".)

Modem and BBS era Old crimes commited in new ways. Old laws adapted to new circumstance. E.g. Tresspass, break-in, vandalism all extended from physical to virtual. Dispute about validity of some crimes such as computer tresspass by crackers.

Internet era Virtual identity and reputation. Anonymity and pseudonymity. Conflict over alledged harm of intellectual property law to human technological development and private expression. Privacy, freedom of expression and strong encryption. Impact of borderless communication on ability of governments to maintain law and order (and reppression).

-- (User:Lawsonsj)

Just an FYI: The Law of the Internet freshman seminar at Harvard has taken it upon ourselves (as in, we were assigned) to de-stubify this wiki over the course of this semester. (Fall '05 - under the direction of John Palfrey)

-- (User:dccarrollj)

the section on "Indian Cyber law"[edit]

is comepletely out of place. Chensiyuan 08:04, 20 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I added a link to this, because it is part of a recent revolution in corporate governance regulation impacting a major segment of companies doing business in the USA, combined with reaction to widespread computer insecurity. Perhaps there should be a separate section that looks at the evolution of the cyberlaw landscape by nation, with international implications. For example, a person, in one nation, does something that is illegal in another nation, but not their home nation. People in the other nation, where the content is illegal, access the material. This includes libel, viruses, all manner of scams. User:AlMac|(talk) 05:56, 5 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

brief change[edit]

Removed a parenthetical note that was both unprofessional and irrelevant to the article at hand (it acts more of a discrediting factor than anything else, which if addressed should be addressed elsewhere). -- spm, 4.25.06

cyber law[edit]

hi frnds , i have a presentation on the topic cyber law so will anybody tell me the seralized way to represent the topic? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:07, 5 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A way to get started could be to go to Amazon and look up the book CyberLaw and its table of contents. There are, of course, some other areas to add, but you should be on your way. ---- jonathan


The following passage had some time ago been inserted as the introduction. I've taken it out. It's inappropriate for a lead, as it deals with a specific trademarked subject. Not sure that it belongs in the article at all, or as an external link. JNW (talk) 17:05, 23 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

CyberLaw is a term first coined by Jonathan Rosenoer as the title for a service aimed at explaining legal issues to computer users. It derives from the term, Cybernetics. CyberLaw (tm) was first published on an AOL user group in March 1992, as a version of a series of articles published in print, under the name "The Legal Side," by major US computer (primarily Macintosh) users groups, such as BMUG, and on The WELL. Many of the CyberLaw articles were published in a book titled, CyberLaw: The Law of the Internet (Springer Verlag 1996).