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Zambian Parliament Passes Cybercrime Law

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.

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August 11, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Developing Nations See Open Source as New Opportunity

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.

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August 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Bosnia and Herzegovina to Develop E-commerce Legislation

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.

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August 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Legal Blogs Growing in Popularity

The Ottawa Citizen explores the growth of legal blogs and assesses their impact on the legal process. Professor Geist comments on the benefits of greater distribution of information and public awareness of legal issues.

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August 3, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

South Africa Expresses Concern On Digital Divide

A South African government minister says that the digital divide is growing and could have a more devasting impact than the divides of the industrial revolution.

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August 3, 2004 Comments are Disabled News