Category Archives: General – Criminalisation

Workplace behaviours are not all crimes

Is Destroying A Hard Drive On A Work Issued Computer The Equivalent Of Hacking Or Fraud? | Techdirt. 6 Septmber 2011 To equate replacing a hard drive (after having destroyed the old one to wipe out information) with fraud or … Continue reading

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Overreaction = overcriminalisation

From Lori Drew To Dharun Ravi, Punishing People Based On Others’ Suicides Is A Mistake | Techdirt.19 March 2012 The post is quite a long one and cites Paul Butler a former US prosecutor who argues for jury nullification (systemic … Continue reading

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Overhypes and consequences

As CISPA Hits Congress, Cybersecurity Company Hypes The Fear Of Anonymous | Techdirt. 24 April 2012 not sure the survey (that says that over 50% of Americans fear Anonymous and co) is reliable given that it is a security company … Continue reading

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Cybercrime to eclipse terrorism?

FBI Director says cybercrime will eclipse terrorism – Mar. 2, 2012. CNN website – money section And for comments from TechDirt, 5 March 2012, “FBI Preaches Dangers Of ‘Cybercrime’ To The Choir“, Leigh Beadon For the first post after such … Continue reading

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Limits of criminal law

Leaping The Uncanny Valley: Japanese Pop Star Turns Out To Be A Computer Generated Mashup | Techdirt. 30 June 2011 Reading this post and viewing the video (at least the images), it made me think of the limits of criminal … Continue reading

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Is Operation Payback A Crime… Or Just The Modern Equivalent Of A Sit In? | Techdirt

Is Operation Payback A Crime… Or Just The Modern Equivalent Of A Sit In? | Techdirt. 9 December 2010 An interesting question for a lawyer …

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Gareth Peirce: Why I still fight for human rights | Law | The Guardian

Gareth Peirce: Why I still fight for human rights | Law | The Guardian. 12 October 2010 Not strictly cybercrime, but a more general outlook on the relationship between law and politics. Criminal law, more than any other field, is … Continue reading

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Misuse of criminal law

Student Found Guilty Of ‘Disturbing The Peace’ For Sending Nasty Political Email To Professor Techdirt: “Student Found Guilty Of ‘Disturbing The Peace’ For Sending Nasty Political Email To Professor” (TechDirt, 18 June 2009) How sending an e-mail can breach the … Continue reading

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Distorting offences

“Guy Convicted Of Hacking For Uploading Naked Picture Of Himself” (TechDirt, 7 May 2009)

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Cyberbullying: worth criminalising?

I just thought that this post was well written and interesting for lawyers. It asked the basic questions before legislating once more: are they already some offences? do they fit the facts or can they without the definition being distorted? … Continue reading

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