Understanding The Basics Of Internet Laws
When it comes to the number of people that make use of the internet, you will see that the number is very huge. That is why there is a need for rules and regulations to regulate activities on the internet. During the last election, the account of Former President Donald Trump was suspended by Twitter and Facebook. That shows how powerful social media and website owners can be. They are powerful and some of them have bank accounts that are larger than that of some countries in Africa. This is due to their large subscriber base. In this article, I want to talk about some of the basics of internet laws. Follow me as we are going to look at that together in this article.
First and foremost, the webspace is a vast terrain with a plethora of e-commerce sites, analytical sites, sports sites, information sites, business sites among others. Please note that such a large domain requires supervision to protect internet citizens from immoral and indecent acts, privacy breach among others on the internet.
Why you need to know Internet Laws
#1 Leverage disputes
Internet users should know internet laws to leverage the disputes against e-commerce vendors, fraudsters and internet criminals among others.
#2 What not to do
There is a need for internet users to know internet laws so that it will help them to know what they cannot post on the internet. They will have a clear understanding of what they can do that will infringe on the right of other internet users as well.
Some of the vital aspects covered by internet laws include Defamation, Intellectual Property, Patents, Copyright, Privacy Infringement, and child protection among others.
Some of the fundamental laws that are governing the internet include:
- US PATRIOT Act
- Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
- The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- CAN-SPAM ACT
- Computer Misuse Act of 1990
- European Union Data Protection Directive
- Data Protection Act 1998
I know you might agree with some of the points that I have raised in this article. You might not agree with some of the issues raised. Let me know your views about the topic discussed. We will appreciate it if you can drop your comment. Thanks in anticipation.
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