What Is Cyber Law & Cyber Space ?

Posted: August 2, 2010 in Cyber Law

Cyber Law is the law governing computers and the Internet. In today’s highly digitalized world, almost everyone is affected by cyber law. Let me take a few examples:

Almost all transactions in shares are in demat form. Almost all companies extensively depend upon their computer networks and keep their valuable data in electronic Form.

Government forms including income tax returns, company law forms etc are now filled in electronic form. Consumers are increasingly using credit cards for shopping. Most people are using email, cell phones and SMS messages for communication. Even in “non-cyber crime” cases, important evidence is found in computers / cell phones e.g. in cases of divorce, murder, kidnapping, tax evasion, organized crime, terrorist operations, counterfeit currency etc.

Cyber crime cases such as online banking frauds, online share trading fraud, source code theft, credit card fraud, tax evasion, virus attacks, cyber sabotage, phishing attacks, email hijacking, denial of service, hacking, pornography etc are becoming common. Digital signatures and e-contracts are fast replacing conventional methods of transacting business.(1)

Cyberspace refers to the nonphysical environment created by joined computers interoperating on a network. In cyberspace, computer operators interact in ways similar to the real world, except cyberspace interaction does not require physical movement beyond typing. Information can be exchanged in real time or delayed time, and people can shop, share, explore, research, work or play.

The Internet forms the largest cyberspace environment, housing many sub-environments within it. These include the World Wide Web (Web), USENET newsgroups and Internet Relay Chat (IRC).(2)

[1] “What is Cyber Law?” , Available: http://www.asianlaws.org/courses/dcl/what-is-cyber-law.htm. Asian School of cyber law, [Accessed: Aug. 2, 2010]

[2] “What is Cyber Space?” , Available: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-cyberspace.htm. wiseGEEK, [Accessed: Aug. 1, 2010]

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LAW IN CYBER’s VIEW :

As an IT student that studied and passed many subjects in computer and Information Technology  area and a person who have thought about a new idea for Virtual Court in 21st century –  from many years ago until now – and grow it in his mind, want to say here is the right place to say some things new . Maybe this is a very pure idea , but I am sure one day it can be an executive acting. I’ve thought how we can make an internet & virtual courts in 21st century. This means a victim can placed in  a part of world, jury group or judges in another part of the world and as a result, all elements of a court be in somewhere but with combining the Law, communication and IT technology  we make a virtual courtroom.

When I sat in the Dr.Bahma CYBERLAW class , in one second , I see my dream  there. CYBER LAW and CYBER SPACE and the issues that around them are very near and close to my idea. now I try to know a new thing and it is a CYBERSPACE and its relation with CYBERLAW. I hope in future I can take my final project in this area.

In this post I want to show in general “what is CYBER LAW?” . Of course, it is not very simple to explain CYBER LAW in a very short post but the reason to say something about it can be a symptom to enter to a wide area called CYBER SPACE and CYBER LAW.

According to my recent knowledge and finding information about CYBER SPACE & CYBER LAW ( in Dr.Bahma’s class and some activities in internet) I can say and conclude that nothing different from real situation and Cyber space . The things that push people to do and show bad behaviour in real Space and Cyber is lack of ETHICS. The main different element in cyber space , that allow guilty to do crimes is invisibility .

The new technology in this century is like a coin with two sides. One side of Growing Technology is Helping to the speed of moving  and another side is remove calm and privacy from the life of everybody that use this technologies.

The things that can control users in this kind of technology , after observing ethics , can be the LAW . I want to talk about this part of story in LAW IN CYBER weblog and analysis why and how the users think can have a right to stalk & Harass&  & Threat  in this atmosphere. I will gather some cases about this area of CYBER SPACE CRIME and write some things more about them

In conclusion and from my view , CYBER SPACE AND CYBER LAW is a very important part of every users that want to access and use internet, intranet, VPN or any usable and common networks in the virtual world. The Law in Cyberspace can guide people to go on the right way of using this technologies. Everyone who connect to the internet should know here is a place that million of million people live in it and this new and cyber life has a role to live and must obey the roles.

In further posts, we will talk and discuss more about this issue , together and with peace and in a very free situation.

Comments
  1. Dr. B says:

    Good introduction.

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