Illegal activities on the Internet

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Enablers:

1. Annonimity on the Internet

2. Different laws in different countries

3. Laws are not addapted to cybercrimes

4. New technology makes it easier to take part in illegal activities

5. Lack of technical knowledge while dealing with these crimes

6. Userbase is spread through out the world

7. Easy way (and for many an appealing way) of earning money through the Internet

Inhibitors:

1. Laws are getting adapted to cybercrimes

2. People are gaining more knowledge on possibilities

3. Cybercrimes are being taken more seriously

Paradigms:

1. The Internet is getting out of hand and should be controlled better. Users should not be anonymous so that they can be better protected. Different countries should work together and exchange more information in an effort to prevent these activities from happening.

2. Cybercrimes should be treated as normal crimes. Laws should be adapted so that they can apply to these offences. There should be no changes to the way the Internet is but in the way these offences are handled.

Experts:

Prof. Susan W. Brenner

http://cybercrimes.net/ba.html

The Univerity of Dayton - School of Law

Timing:

1969: Creation of ARPANET, the predecessor of the internet

1985: One of first known cases of cybercrime

1990: Cybercrime Act 2001 (Commonwealth)

1999: Release of Napster, first peer-to-peer program to share MP3's

2004: First lawsuit against spyware

Web Resources:

1. http://www.cybercrime.gov/

2. http://www.fbi.gov/cyberinvest/cyberhome.htm

3. http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/10cyberspace/computercrimes/index.html

4. http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=185&CM=8&DF=20/12/01&CL=ENG

5. http://www.criminallawyergroup.com/criminal-defense/the-evolution-of-cybercrime-from-past-to-the-present.php

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