Copyright protects the expression of ideas rather

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Unformatted text preview: Is usually mixed with another type of listed legal system rather than being the sole legal system used in a region • Religious Law System • Laws are derived from religious beliefs and address an individual’s religious responsibilities; commonly used in Muslim countries or regions. • Mixed Law System • Using two or more legal systems • Data diddling is the act of willfully modifying information, programs, or documentation in an effort to commit fraud or disrupt production. • Excessive privileges means an employee has more rights than necessary to complete her tasks. • Criminal law deals with an individual’s conduct that violates government laws developed to protect the public. • Civil law deals with wrongs committed against individuals or companies that result in injury or damages. Civil law does not use prison time as a punishment, but usually requires financial restitution. • Administrative, or regulatory, law covers standards of performance or conduct expected by government agencies from companies, industries, and certain officials. • A patent grants ownership and enables that owner to legally enforce his rights to exclude others from using the invention covered by the patent. • Copyright protects the expression of ideas rather than the ideas themselves. • Trademarks protect words, names, product shapes, symbols, colors, or a combination of these used to identify products or a company. These items are used to distinguish products from the competitors’ products. • Trade secrets are deemed proprietary to a company and often include information that provides a competitive edge. The information is protected as long as the owner takes the necessary protective actions. • Crime over the Internet has brought about jurisdiction problems for law enforcement and the courts. • Privacy laws dictate that data collected by government agencies must be collected fairly and lawfully, must be used only for the purpose for which they were collected, must only be...
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2013 for the course NET 125 taught by Professor Hurst during the Fall '12 term at Wake Tech.

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