Computer misuse: response, regulation and the law

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Willan Publishing (UK), 2009 - Social Science - 328 pages
This book is concerned with the nature of computer misuse and the legal and non-legal responses to it. It explores what is meant by the term 'computer misuse' and charts its emergence as a problem, as well as its parallel expansion with the continued progression in computing power, networking, reach, and accessibility. The book considers the resulting technological, social, and commercial risks which arise and the consequences of the current legal regulation of computer misuse. It evaluates the extent to which criminal law should seek to regulate the development and use of new technology, and the implications of this on the content and operation of criminal law. Computer Misuse includes an introduction to theories relating to risk and governance, before broadening the discussion of potential means of regulation beyond the criminal law to encompass civil law as well as non-legal means of governance, including Internet users and usergroups, Internet service providers, corporations, the p

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Contents

The emergence of the problem of computer misuse
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The evolution of the problem of computer misuse
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Figures
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Copyright

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Stefan Fafinski is Lecturer in Law at Brunel University.

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