technology

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...

Commerce Control List

In the interest of U.S. national security, the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of many...

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...

Computer Maintenance Competition Assurance Act

Title III of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Computer Maintenance Competition Assurance Act, broadened Section 117 of the Copyright Act to allow third-party maintenance organizations to used software licensed to a computer’s owner or lessee...

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...

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