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Internet Threats and Rights Threats to Privacy Personal information (address, income, etc.) can be stolen when you make online purchases or go on certain sites. Legal protection of privacy is limited and hard to enforce . Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (1998) Getting info from children under 13 requires parental permission. Gov’t: Monitors electronic communication Online surveillance NSA and Dept. of Justice Recently, gov’t requested records from search engines like Yahoo and MSN. There has been debate about how this may be conflicting with the 4 th Amendment. Protection against unreasonable searches/seizures Free Speech and the Internet Free speech is a constitutional right, but hate groups and others create offensive material and web sites. Computer users can block offensive material
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Communications Decency Act (1996)- Federal crime to send/display indecent or obscene material over the Internet “in a manner available” to anyone under 18
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Unformatted text preview: Passed Child Online Protection Act (1998) – Required Web sites to require users of all ages to verify their ages – This was struck down by Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union (2004) • The Supreme Court, however, has ruled that students’ activities on the Web can be regulated – Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier • Intellectual Property : things that people create (i.e. songs, movies, books, etc.) • Copyright : the owner’s exclusive right to control, publish, and sell an original work • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998) – makes it a crime to develop or spread software that will bypass computer codes that protect copyrighted material • Debates over file-sharing • E-commerce : using the Internet for purchase and sales transactions – Can avoid paying local sales-tax – State/Local gov’ts lose revenue : • The income that a gov’t or business collects – Debate over collecting taxes for online-sales...
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