Internet Offences & Computer Crimes. Legal news and articles for December 9 - 11, 2011

Anti-crime initiative succeeds in getting criminals off streetsNonprofit Internet cafes' history long, cloudyRebecca Johnston: Dark Days ... Heinous crime has changed community foreverFriendly Fire: Controlling gunsUS response muted as American jailed in ThailandOnline speech under assault around the globeCrime beat (Dec. 10)Canada's need for the Tories' snooping law is not provenWhen Computer Misuse Becomes a CrimeSuspected scam artist has long historyPerhaps SOPA Should Be Called The Stop Online PRIVACY ActWeb Chat: Internet SleuthingThe Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Internet Censorship BillsFormer Trooper Gets Probation for Nude VideoCyber crime aftermath: Beyond the indictment

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Report: Patchwork of US state laws on human trafficking hampers efforts to ...
Washington PostDecember 2, 2011

Other states were criticized in the report for failing to pass strict laws. The report also found that 10 states have yet to adopt sex trafficking laws and that 19 don't make it a crime to buy sex acts with a minor. It also found that Iowa, ...more »

Ottawa to boost 'hate crimes' law
Toronto StarDecember 5, 2011

Anti-hate laws in the Internet age are the subject of huge debate right now. Critics say provincial and federal human rights tribunals — quasi-judicial bodies — go too far in curbing free speech. (The Supreme Court of Canada is currently deciding a ...more »

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Anti-crime initiative succeeds in getting criminals off streets
Youngstown VindicatorDecember 11, 2011

The anti-crime campaign has been a literal life saver in some parts of the cities of Youngstown and Warren. Fast forward to Nov. 29, when Dettelbach was back in the Valley to close out the crime-fighting campaign. “Every single federal and state law...more »

Nonprofit Internet cafes' history long, cloudy
Tbo.comDecember 11, 2011

When the group moved its headquarters to St. Augustine, officials there cracked down on the organization, claiming that Allied Veterans offered more bingo jackpots than state law allowed. Eventually, the nonprofit group would find another game in ...more »

Rebecca Johnston: Dark Days ... Heinous crime has changed community forever
Cherokee TribuneDecember 11, 2011

We prayed that our law enforcement officials would find the person who did this horrific crime to this small, defenseless girl; that justice would be done for Jorelys. In the early afternoon on Wednesday, word began to go out that an arrest was made. ...more »

Friendly Fire: Controlling guns
Los Angeles Daily NewsDecember 11, 2011

While the California law is a good model for other states to follow, it still does not significantly limit the massive trafficking in guns across state lines. Ultimately, only Congress can do that. So far it has resisted the demands from the public and ...more »

US response muted as American jailed in Thailand
CBS NewsDecember 11, 2011

They can face stiffer sentences still under the 2007 Computer Crimes Act, that punishes circulation of material online that threatens national security. Bhumibol is revered in Thailand and widely seen as a stabilizing force. He has stayed at a Bangkok ...more »

Online speech under assault around the globe
San Francisco ChronicleDecember 10, 2011

But under Thailand's Computer Crime Act, news sites, blogs or social networks are responsible for the actions of their users. Premchaiporn's trial is expected to begin in February. She could face decades in jail. Then, of course, there are nations ...more »

Crime beat (Dec. 10)
Times Record NewsDecember 10, 2011

Law enforcement officers said they took computers and an external hard drive from Damaska's home. He allegedly had 19 confirmed images of child pornography, showing children of varying ages and adult maless, on his external hard drive.more »

Canada's need for the Tories' snooping law is not proven
Toronto StarDecember 10, 2011

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, the chief proponent of the new law, , has defended the plans, stating that opponents are putting “the rights of child pornographers and organized crime ahead of the rights of law-abiding citizens. ...more »

When Computer Misuse Becomes a Crime
Law.comDecember 10, 2011

"Quite frankly, the facts of the case aren't terribly important," said Dennis Riordan, one of Nosal's appellate attorneys. "It's really a huge, pure question of law about what the statute means and a question of law that really goes into an enormous ...more »

Suspected scam artist has long history
WLFI.comDecember 10, 2011

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A man accused of defrauding several people out of tens of thousands of dollars for uncompleted pole barn projects has a lengthy criminal history, according to law enforcement. 51-year-old Edward Armstrong is facing 12 ...more »

Perhaps SOPA Should Be Called The Stop Online PRIVACY Act
TechdirtDecember 9, 2011

Critics of the Stop Online Piracy Act and its Chinese Firewall approach to combatting Internet piracy have hammered the ill-advised legislation for the predictable damage it would inflict on cybersecurity, innovation, and above all, free speech. ...more »

Web Chat: Internet Sleuthing
MyFox Los AngelesDecember 9, 2011

... light on some of the nation's darkest crimes. Sleuthing merely requires a computer and an internet connection. No uniform required. Most sleuthers are curled up in their pj's and do their work while sipping coffee. Don't laugh. even law enforcement ...more »

The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Internet Censorship Bills
Campus ProgressDecember 9, 2011

Yet this is precisely the standard that SOPA and PIPA threaten to impose on the Internet. Social networking giants like YouTube or Facebook might not fall apart under the new laws, but they would be seriously threatened. At far greater risk would be ...more »

Former Trooper Gets Probation for Nude Video
WNEP-TVDecember 9, 2011

Under the law, his pension would be forfeited if Sversko committed the crime while acting as a state trooper, but he did not. The crime he admitted to is not on the list of crimes that would lead to a loss of that state pension.more »

Cyber crime aftermath: Beyond the indictment
SC Magazine USDecember 9, 2011

The FBI took over the fraudulent DNS servers that were part of this criminal operation, but judged it best not to take them down because that could potentially disrupt internet access on millions of computers. But that's not the only reason law...more »

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