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Chapter 22 Computer Crime: Pornography, Chapter 22 Computer Crime: Pornography, Fraud, Hacking, and Gambling Fraud, Hacking, and Gambling Legal Environment of Business in the Information Age Spring 2003, David Baumer
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Computer and Cyber Crime Computer and Cyber Crime Cyberspace is certainly not immune from crime, vandalism, and other shenanigans The Internet also facilitates “gray” markets such as offshore gambling and obtaining prescription drugs A crime occurs when the defendant commits a criminal act with criminal intent Computer crime is crime that involves computers, computer systems, or their applications Cyber crime is computer crimes that occurs in cyberspace Examples of cyber crime include: hacking, cyberstalking, release of viruses, fraudulent web sites, identity theft
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Computer Crime Computer Crime The U.S. Dept. of Justice has formed the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) (1991) Enforces the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 Basically protects the Internet, infrastructure protection from hackers and viruses Much of the crime that CCIPS is targeted towards is protected by jurisdictional limitations Gambling is legal in many Caribbean countries Many small nations derive a lot of income by laws that insulate various interests from U.S. prosecutors
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Pornography and Obscenity Pornography and Obscenity Porn is big business on the Internet In this book, pornography refers to adult material that is legally protected by the First Amendment Obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment In many instances the difference between porn and obscene material is not clear, but in others it is Clearly if children are used in sexual activity it is obscene and illegal
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Freedom of Expression Freedom of Expression Abridgments of freedom of expression are closely scrutinized by the courts. The criteria for making illegal adult material is that The purpose must be to promote a compelling state objective The law must actually promote this compelling state objective and The law or police action must not be overly broad Many of the laws designed to clean up the Internet have been struck down because the courts thought that they were overly broad such as the Communications Decency Act (CDA)
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Obscenity Obscenity Legally obscenity is material that (1) The average person applying contemporary community standards would find that the work appeals to prurient interests (2) The work
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