internet law

blog

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryShort for "Web log," an online journal to which regular entries are posted. Some blogs cover a specific topic, and feature commentaries, videos, and/or other material on that subject; others function more...

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

Definition

Information that a web server (i.e. a website) sends to a web browser. The browser stores the information in a text file, and re-sends the information to the server each time the browser accesses the server. The main purpose of a cookie is to...

Cybersquatting

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 using the domain name to divert...

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Public Law 105-304, was signed into law on October 29, 1998, by President Clinton. It combined four proposed bills as well as some other revisions to copyright law.

The “WIPO Copyright and Performances...

Digital Signature

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: electronic signature

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.

Domain Name

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA combination of letters and numbers that identifies a specific computer or website on the Internet. A domain name usually consists of three parts: a generic "top-level" domain such as ".com" or ".gov"...

Electronic Signature

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA paperless method of entering into an electronic contract. Under the Electronic Signatures Act, enacted in 2000, electronic contracts (with a few exceptions) are as enforceable as those executed on paper...

Electronic Surveillance

Overview

Electronic surveillance is defined in federal law as the nonconsensual acquisition by an electronic, mechanical, or other surveillance device of the contents of any wire or electronic communication, under circumstances in which a party to the...

EU data privacy laws

1. EU Treaties and Charters

A foundational statement of European values in relation to privacy vis-à-vis electronic communications, telecommunications, and commercial solicitation is set forth in Articles 7 and 8 of the Charter of...

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