Zambia’s parliament has unanimously passed a tough law to curb cybercrime that would see convicted computer hackers and other offenders get jail sentences ranging from 15 to 25 years. The Computer Misuse and Crimes law was passed without debate on Tuesday.
The LA Times focuses on the growing popularity of open source software such as Linux in the developing world. Countries such as Brazil and China see it as providing new choice within government and industry.
Assisted by a UNDP project, Bosnia and Herzegovina plan to develop three e-commerce laws by the end of the year. The laws will focus on electronic signatures, electronic business, and certification authorities.
Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) focuses on the Canadian Recording Industry Association's call for what amounts to a notice and termination approach to removing allegedly copyright infringing material. CRIA's counsel told a parliamentary committee that once an ISP receives […]