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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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- Spring '12
- Civil Liberties, World Wide Web, web sites, Child Online Protection Act