What is Cyber Law?
Cyber Law is "the area of law dealing with the use of computers and the Internet and the exchange of communications and information thereon, including related issues concerning such communications and information as the protection of intellectual property rights, freedom of speech, and public access to information." yourdictionary.com (citing Webster's New World Law Dictionary).
As stated above, Cyber Law draws from various other legal topics, including contract law, tort law, intellectual property, and privacy law. Frequent issues which arise include jurisdiction, choice of law, sovereignty, and globalization.
Related Guides: Cyberbullying prepared for the Journal of Law and Health Symposium, Bullies in a Wired World: Cyberspace Victimization's Impact on Adolescent Mental Health and the Need for Cyberbullying Legislation in Ohio,September 23rd, 2011.
Westlaw, Lexis, BNA
Westlaw: Topical Materials by Area of Practice> Science and Computer Technologies Law.
BNA: Privacy and Data Security Law Resource Center - contains primary sources (cases, regulations, annotated statutes, agency documents) as well as current awareness, including:
- Computer Technology Law Report
- E-Commerce Tax Report
- Electronic Commerce & Law Report
- Privacy Law Watch
- Privacy & Security Law Report
- World Data Protection Report
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