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Practice Definitions - Internet Law
Internet Law
Internet Law (CyberLaw) pertains to conduct involving the use of the Internet, and encompasses cyber crime, electronic commerce, freedom of expression, intellectual property rights, jurisdiction and choice of law, and privacy rights.

What is the Internet?

The Internet is defined as an electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world.

What is Cyber Crime?

Cyber crime pertains to criminal use of a computer and the Internet. Cyber crime includes activities such as credit card fraud, identity theft, unauthorized access to computer systems, child pornography, software piracy, cyberstalking, copyright theft, intellectual property theft, Internet fraud, political cyberfraud or cybersquatting, and denial of service attacks that cause electronic commerce sites to lose money.

What is Cyberjurisdiction?

Cyberjurisdiction is the question of which law-maker has jurisdiction over actions taking place on the Internet.

Should I hire a lawyer?

An Internet lawyer can provide you with professional legal counsel and litigation representation on such matters as:
  • Protection and registration of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, service marks and other intellectual property, especially Web sites and computer software.
  • Domain name registration, protection and defense.
  • Drafting, interpretation, enforcement of contracts.
  • Formation, governance and dissolution of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs) and other legal entities.
  • Cyber crime matters such as such as credit card fraud, identity theft, unauthorized access to computer systems, child pornography, software piracy, cyberstalking, copyright theft, intellectual property theft, Internet fraud, political cyberfraud or cybersquatting, and denial of service attacks that cause electronic commerce sites to lose money.
  • Cyberspace law issues, including privacy and electronic mail (e-mail), privacy and the World Wide Web, privacy and search mechanisms, protection of personal privacy on-line, public information.
  • Libel and slander matters.
  • Tax issues, including federal and state taxation of electronic commerce (e-commerce).
  • International considerations, including export controls and transactions conducted with other countries.
  • Legal implications of Web linking (hyperlinking) including methods, liability, and infringement of unauthorized linking and framing.
  • Other Internet law issues.
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