Tag Archives: cyberlaw
Anti-piracy pact falters after protests: delay follows internet campaign (Article – Newspaper)
Source: Financial Times, February 23, 2012, 9. Also reported in Guardian, February 23, 2012, 22
Subject: Intellectual Property; Communications/Media/IT – Information technology; International Law – International law
Keywords: Copyright; Counterfeiting; EU law; International law; International trade; Treaties
Added: February 23, 2012
Last night one of the core members of the anonymous group announced that some major leaks will take place tomorrow. Operation F**k FBI Friday started with the release of a secret call conference between the FBI and the Scotland yard talking about anonymous. Amazingly the group managed to hack a 17 mins secret conversation and leak it to the public.
Six days pass since the seizure of Megaupload.com and since the DDoS attacks using the old LOIC (Low orbit Ion Cannon) software made by anonymous back in 2010 for operation payback. This software was downloaded by thousands Worldwide as the download page shows. The latest report showed that over 27 000 computers may have take part in the attack using the LOIC soft.
In the early days of the Internet, not too many counties had access to it. Access to the Internet was limited to those that could afford to visit the online world. Since the revolution of the internet however, the internet has embraced in most aspects of our lives, from online shopping, banking, education and so forth. Internet has change the way people think and the way people live. Such changes are social networks that almost erase every privacy right. Facebook founder and CEO M. Zuckeberg recently went on record and said that none of the cool kids care about privacy; neither should you. As a result of this revolution cyberspace has raised several issues and challenges to the traditional models of regulation. This paper will examine the traditional regulating models and actors involved and whether they can adapt to the fast changing cyberspace in order to provide the protection required in a world that cybercrime increases by 35% per year.