Cyber law governs the legal issues of cyberspace and that"cyberspace"is not restricted to the internet,but includes computers and computer networks,the Internet,data,software etc.The information technology is a double edge sword,which can be used for destructive as well as constructive work.Thus the fate of many ventures depends upon the benign or vice intentions,as the case may be,the person dealing with and using the technology.A malicious intention forwarded in the form of hacking,data theft,virus attack,etc.can bring only destructive results.These methods however may also be used for checking the authenticity, safety and security of ones technological device,which has been primarily relied upon and trusted for providing the security to a particular organisation.For instance the creater of the"Sasser Worm"has been hired as a"Security Software Programmer"by a German firm,so that he can make firewalls,which will stop suspected files from entering computer systems.This exercise of hiring those persons who are responsible for causing havoc and nuisance is the recognition of the growing and inevitable need of"Self protection",which is recognized in all the countries of the world.
The product of a three-year project by twenty renowned international law scholars and practitioners, the Tallinn Manual identifies the international law applicable to cyber warfare and sets out ninety-five 'black-letter rules' governing such conflicts. It addresses topics including sovereignty, State responsibility, the jus ad bellum, international humanitarian law, and the law of neutrality. An extensive commentary accompanies each rule, which sets forth the rule's basis in treaty and customary law, explains how the group of experts interpreted applicable norms in the cyber context, and outlines any disagreements within the group as to each rule's application.
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical guide to cyber law–the law affecting information and communication technology (ICT)–in Argentina covers every aspect of the subject, including intellectual property rights in the ICT sector, relevant competition rules, drafting and negotiating ICT-related contracts, electronic transactions, privacy issues, and computer crime. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the detailed explanation of specific characteristics of practice and procedure.
Following a general introduction, the book assembles its information and guidance in seven main areas of practice: the regulatory framework of the electronic communications market; software protection, legal protection of databases or chips, and other intellectual property matters; contracts with regard to software licensing and network services, with special attention to case law in this area; rules with regard to electronic evidence, regulation of electronic signatures, electronic banking, and electronic commerce; specific laws and regulations with respect to the liability of network operators and service providers and related product liability; protection of individual persons in the context of the processing of personal data and confidentiality; and the application of substantive criminal law in the area of ICT.