internet law

algorithm

An algorithm is a set of rules or a computational procedure that is typically used to solve a specific problem. In the case of Vidillion, Inc. v. Pixalate Inc. an algorithm is defined as “one or more process(es), set of rules, or methodology...

artificial intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence or AI is the use of machine learning technology and algorithms (the automated computational application of rules) to perform tasks, to make rules and/or predictions based on existing datasets. According to the notes of...

blog

A blog–short for weblog–is a website where one or more writers (called bloggers) share their personal insights in news articles or journal-like entries. Blog entries–also called blog posts–can contain text alone or include photos, videos, or...

Child Online Privacy Act

The Child Online Privacy Act concerns internet privacy for children. It was passed in 1998 and codified at 15 U.S.C. § 6501-6506. The law is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, applying the regulations recorded at 16 C.F.R. § 312....

computer and internet fraud

Overview

Fraud through the criminal use of a computer or the Internet can take many different forms. “Hacking” is a common form, in which a perpetrator uses technological tools to remotely access a protected computer or system. Another common form...

cookie

A cookie is data created by an internet server while browsing a website that is sent to a web browser. The browser stores the information in a text file, and re-sends that information to the server each time the browser accesses the server....

cybersquatting

Cybersquatting occurs when a person other than the owner of a well-known trademark registers that trademark as an Internet domain name and then attempts to profit from it either by ransoming the domain name back to the trademark owner or by...

dark web

The dark web (also referred to as the underground web) is an encrypted sector of the internet that is not indexed by traditional search engines. It is only accessible with specific browsers such as TOR and special network configurations. The...

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), is a federal statute that addresses a number of copyright issues created by the use of new technology and the Internet including digital rights management (methods for stopping infringement), and...

digital signature

A digital signature is an electronic equivalent of a person’s physical signature. It is like an electronic fingerprint that is unique to each signer. As explained by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, a digital signature...

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