[AfrICANN-discuss] FW: Internet and E-Commerce Law News (12/6/2010)

Anne-Rachel Inne anne-rachel.inne at icann.org
Tue Dec 7 09:10:19 SAST 2010


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UNITED STATES: FTC Offers Businesses Tips for Securing Data on Digital Copiers
Sunday, December 05, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation?s consumer protection agency, has tips for businesses on how to safeguard sensitive data stored on the hard drives of digital copiers. Here are the highlights of the FTC?s new publication, Copier Data Security: A Guide for Businesses:

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INTERNATIONAL: E-Commerce and Tax Law Journal
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
IBLS is pleased to announce its newest law publication: E-Commerce and Tax Law Journal. The Law Journal is a legal publication created and published by the IBLS, the world largest Internet law publisher and Thomas Jefferson School of Law Masters in Law Program. The Law Journal publishes writings by academics, practitioners and policy makers on a variety of topics, including e-commerce, electronic contracting, techno torts, cyber crime, privacy, Internet taxation, international taxation, etc. These are some of the most rapidly developing areas of the law, and the dialogue initiated by the journal will help form the future of these emerging fields.

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OXFORD/IBLS: Global E-Business Law and Taxation
Sunday, July 12, 2009
IBLS and its global legal network of experts bring you a representative masterpiece of global e-commerce and tax legislation! IBLS presents to you the first book in Internet law series, created in partnership with Oxford University Press: "Global E-Business Law and Taxation" http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Law/Taxation/?view=usa&ci=9780195367218#Product_Details Among the numerous topics related to e-commerce, taxation is the one that still has not established homogeneity among different countries'' legislation and still represents a critical issue to be addressed from both a business and legal perspective. This book intends to provide an overview of the e-commerce and e-commerce taxation laws and principles applied by diverse countries.

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Is the So-Called Espionage Act Applicable to the Wikileaks Case? Part I
Monday, December 06, 2010
The recent publication of government information in the Wikileaks website is still puzzling for federal prosecutors. Who is to indict here? And what are the appropriate charges? These are the two initial and basic questions that may still take months to answer until the facts of this case are clarified. The facts are who, if any, provided the information to Wikileaks; whether that person was a government employee; or whether the information was illegally obtained by hacking into the government's computers. If the real facts are not obtained, the federal government cannot prosecute anyone. Thus, for the time being, this case will stay at the investigation stage. This article presents an example of how the United States Espionage Act was applied to a "leaking? case that involved a government employee who provided confidential information and photographs to a British magazine in 1985.

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Is the So-Called Espionage Act Applicable to the Wikileaks Case? Part II
Monday, December 06, 2010
The district court denied Morison's reasons to dismiss the action. After an interest and extensive analysis, the court held that 18 U.S.C. ? 793(d) and (e) were "not unconstitutionally vague or overbroad because the statute was violated if the defendant willfully transmitted the photographs related to the national defense to someone who was known by defendant not to be entitled to receive it, and the statute clearly set out who was entitled to receive such information.? Regarding the term ?related to national defense,? the court held that if the transmitted item is ?information? that could be used to injure the U.S., then it could be considered an item related to national defense.

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Federal Anti-hacking Law Does Not Prohibit Verbal Disclosure Of Computer Security Flaws
The U.S. District Court in Massachusetts recognized the right of several MIT student hackers to publicly expose flaws in the ticketing methods of the Boston mass transit system, removing a prior 10-day injunction. The information provided by the hackers facilitated free public access to Boston?s mass transit system.

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Washington State?s Anti-spyware Legislation And Case Law
Washington State enacted a Computer Spyware Act (the ?Act?) in 2005 with the intention of preventing the installation and use of unauthorized spyware software on computers, and generally prohibiting unauthorized intrusions into users? computers. A number of court cases have been filed based on this and related statutes that have been settled out of court, with companies paying fines and legal fees for breaches of law. Moreover, these settlement agreements have required the defendant companies to cease from future violations of the statute along with paying proper restitution to customers.

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How Employees Might Go Around Monitoring Tools
Even though an employer has introduced one of the monitoring tools described in the summary entitled ?What Email and Internet Monitoring Tool for What Policy?? he or she might not be insulated from the legal risks associated with the misuse of emails and Internet by company employees. For a variety of reasons, employees might want to avoid the eye of the employer while online, and go around these monitoring tools.

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