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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

CRIA Calls For Notice and Termination Framework

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 […]

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August 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

CBC’s The Current Examines Canadian Privacy

CBC’s The Current recently devoted a half hour to privacy issues in Canada. Professor Geist appeared to comment on PIPEDA and the outsourcing privacy issue in BC. This podcast is no longer available online.

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August 5, 2004 Comments are Disabled Podcasts