Cyber Laws and Cybercafés: Analysis of Operational Legislation in some Commonwealth Jurisdictions and the United States

Cyber Laws and Cybercafés: Analysis of Operational Legislation in some Commonwealth Jurisdictions and the United States

Yemisi Dina (York University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-903-8.ch014
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Abstract

This chapter will discuss the existing cyber laws in some commonwealth countries and the United States. It compares the various definitions accorded to cyber crimes in these countries. It examines and discusses when cyber crime occurs in the various jurisdictions regardless of where it originates, the laws that apply to pornography, the significance of jurisdiction for Internet criminals in all these countries, as well as when cybercafé operators are liable in cyber related crimes.

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