Category: Computer Crime

“Sexting” – Humiliating? How About Criminal?

There has been a spate of news articles over the past week about a supposedly new teen trend called “sexting” — basically kids taking nude photos and sending them to each other’s cell phones and computers. The articles follow a Today Show interview with the mother of a girl who...

Will Internet Anonymity Be the Next Federal Crime?

Jury selection began today in what many are calling a landmark trial in the new field of Internet law. As the first case of its kind, U.S. v. Lori Drew could have a far-reaching impact on the future of anonymity on the web. Lori Drew faces federal counts of Conspiracy...

Treasury & Fed Rules Outlaw Internet Gambling

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury promulgated new rules that prohibit the processing of payments related to Internet gambling. By forbidding financial institutions from processing the payments, the government has essentially outlawed online gambling. What constitutes “online gambling” is left up to state law. A few kinds of...