Digital Law
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Digital Law: Defined as the electronic responsibility for actions, deeds which is either ethical or unethical. Digital responsibility deals with the ethics of technology. Unethical use manifests itself in form of theft and/or crime.


Overview

  • Identity theft
Definition: The fraudulent appropriation and use of someone's identifying on personal data or documents, as a credit card.
  • Software Piracy
Definition: Making or distributing unauthorized copies of of software, either for kudos or for profit.
  • Computer Hacking
Definition: Computer hacking is when someone modifies computer hardware or software in a way that alters the creator's original intent. People who hack computers are known as hackers.
  • Spoofing
Definition: Convincing people to give you personal information that you can use to gain benefits for example a random person asking for your credit card then stealing all your money.

Videos

  • Ad campaign of video piracy started in Sept, 07, 2007. It ended shortly after...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIZo4x_p4ug&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS_Z2kSFadU&feature=related

Guideline(s) for Teens

  • Buy your music, whether by CD or iTunes. Don't use Limewire or Kazaa and other free Mp3 downloading sites.
  • Never post inappropriate pictures on the Internet.
  • Don't pirate or download movies illegally.
  • Only open emails where you who it is coming from.
  • Don't let out any personal information to strangers on the internet.
  • Have back-up plans to protect your laptop or computer from viruses/worms

Discussions/Real Examples on Digital Law