Sociology Index

Internet Law and CyberLaw

CyberLaw, also called Information technology law, concerns the law of information technology, including computing and the internet. Internet Law or CyberLaw involves international jurisdictions and implications. Intellectual property issues in Cyberspace and CyberLaw include Trademarks, Copyrights and Business Methods Patents. Internet Law is the law that regulates the Internet, must be considered in the context of the geographic scope of the Internet and political borders that are crossed in the process of sending data around the globe. CyberLaw governs all digital dissemination of information, software, information security and electronic commerce. Business and financial issues in Cyberspace and CyberLaw include Online Contracting and Licensing Agreements, Sales Tax in E-Commerce and Online Security Offerings.

Issues in Cyberspace and CyberLaw

Issues in Internet Law and CyberLaw include Privacy, Obscenity, Defamation, Internet and Information Security, and Internet and Computer Crime.We have competing theories of Internet governance, cyber jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments. A major problem of cyberlaw lies in whether to treat the Internet as if it were physical space, and therefore subject to a given jurisdiction's laws, or to act as if the Internet is a world unto itself.

CyberLaw is about cybertorts, online contracting and licensing and the protection of online intellectual property assets. We have the protection of online privacy and criminal liability for Internet activity. The unique global structure of the Internet raises not only jurisdictional issues, but also questions concerning the nature of the laws themselves.

The regulation of information technology, through computing and the internet evolved out of the development of the first publicly funded networks, such as ARPANET and NSFNET in the United States or JANET in the United Kingdom. - A Murray.

An Introduction to Cybersecession

John Perry Barlow, for example, has addressed the governments of the world and stated, "Where there are real conflicts, where there are wrongs, we will identify them and address them by our means. We are forming our own Social Contract. This governance will arise according to the conditions of our world, not yours. Our world is different."

Declaration of Cybersecession: "Human beings possess a mind, which they are absolutely free to inhabit with no legal constraints. Human civilization is developing its own (collective) mind. All we want is to be free to inhabit it with no legal constraints. Since you make sure we cannot harm you, you have no ethical right to intrude our lives. So stop intruding!".

Books On Internet Law And CyberLaw.

Internet Law in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series) Michael L. Rustad (Author)

Issues In Internet Law: Society, Technology, and the Law by Keith B. Darrell

CyberLaw: Text and Cases Gerald R. Ferrera, Stephen D. Lichtenstein, Margo E. K. Reder, Robert Bird, William T. Schiano.