LIS 525 - Legal Issues

In addition to infringement of copyright or trademarks, an Internet information service might also incur liability for posting of information banned by criminal law (such as hate propaganda, child pornography, or criminal libel) or of information which aids in the commission of crimes (such as how to be a hitman or make bombs). Defamation is another area to look out for.

An ISP or Web hosting service may be legally required to monitor and record transactions or to hand over copies of private information in order to assist authorities in the investigation of crimes.

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Last updated October 18, 2007.
This page maintained by Prof. Tim Craven
E-mail (text/plain only): craven@uwo.ca
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario
Canada, N6A 5B7