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Is it illegal for a website's moderator/administrator to access your computer when you are posting comments?

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is a United States cyber security bill that was enacted in 1984 as an amendment to existing computer fraud law (18 U.S.C. § 1030), which had been included in ...
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US extradition or domestic prosecution of US based foreign cyber crime?

I’m a cybersecurity professional familiar with the extradition of foreign cyber criminals to the US. But what if the situation were flipped? Given the following scenario what would likely happen? US ...
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Why OpenBazaar is legal and Silk Road was busted? [duplicate]

I don't get it. Why OpenBazaar is considered legal and LE is ok with OB2, but Silk Road was the devil inside. Is it due the the ways it did marketing.
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Is it illegal to remove a watermark?

Inspired by this poorly worded question on graphicdesign.stackexchange: I want to remove a text watermark Is illegal to remove watermarks? Off the top of my head I can think of 3 possible ...
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Would Germany extradite someone for looking at blasphemous content online? Hypothetical question.

If someone watched or looked up something online that is offensive to a particular world religion, and he was in an "unfree" country and then he travelled to Germany, would Germany extradite him upon ...
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Internet law: who gets punished in this scenario?

Just for instance, this is a hypothetical scenario: • Jack and Dan are two brothers living together in the UK, their apartment rent contract is in Jack's name • The ISP Internet contract they're ...
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For how long are ISPs allowed to store user browsing activity?

If a guy living in an oppressive country such as Saudi Arabia visited an atheist site, for instance. 5 years later, would you tell him that there's a high possibility the ISP deleted the evidence of ...
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Is Running Tor software legal in Europe?

What is the legality of doing the following, under European and, in particular, Spanish law? Using the Tor browser Setting up a Tor relay Setting up a Tor exit node
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What does it mean to “pirate” a game, app, or other digital resource?

I've heard the term "pirate" many times before, but I have never really understood it. How do people do it and why?
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Is port scanning illegal?

"A port scan or portscan is a process that sends client requests to a range of server port addresses on a host, with the goal of finding an active port; this is not a nefarious process in and of ...
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Does U.S.C Title 18 Section 2512 apply to “wireless auditing tools?”

Tools such as the "WiFi pineapple" are rising in popularity in penetration testing and hacking communities. These devices are designed to allow and explicitly marketed as being able to intercept WiFi ...
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Age of Consent Laws: can a person get prosecuted for a false accusation without evidence? (Read details, hypothetical example)

Hypothetical example: If two adults are having an online conversation about a romantic relationship and person A accuses person B out of nowhere and says "it seems like you had sex with a minor", ...
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When are computer viruses illegal?

Is it legal to create and send someone a computer virus if it doesn’t damage their computer? For example if a computer virus just spies on a persons screen, is that illegal? I red on a Quora question ...
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International sexting: how often is sexting overseas prosecuted? (Please read details)

I am asking for someone dear to me. This will be a hypothetical example. Hypothetically, if a 19 year old male (living overseas, say in Turkey) sexts/exchanges nudes with a female who says she is 18 ...
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Can arrival/departure stamps on an expired passport be used in court to prove someone wasn't in the country?

Can arrival/departure stamps on an expired passport be used in court to prove someone wasn't in the country and is therefore innocent? Hypothetical question: For example, if someone commits an ...
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If someone commits an Internet crime using your Wi-Fi, how can you legally prove it wasn't you?

Let's say for the sake of example, you're an 18 year old college student and your uncle's family comes over to visit. Your cousins ask for your Wi-Fi password and you give it to them, or they guess ...
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Reporting cyberstalking

I have been under cyberstalking. But it is very difficult to prove the source rigorously given that the sender can fake the header information. Is it possible to report the stalking to the police?
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Can anything be done when people admit to crimes through an online game?

When playing an online game recently, I heard two players on voice chat discussing how they've raped women before. Over the years, I've heard many awful things said through voice chat, but nothing ...
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Is owning leaked databases illegal in the US?

I would like to start collecting leaked databases, but is it illegal to own them, even if they're public?
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Where can I report criminal intent found on the dark web?

I wasn't sure if I should ask this here or on the Tor site. I think it fits more here. I came across a Stack Exchange clone on the dark web. I won't go into too much detail or provide a link, but ...
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Could Ross Ulbricht from Silk Road not get life sentence?

Ross Ulbricht was the creator and operator of Silk Road, the first modern darknet market, best known as a platform for selling illegal drugs, until his 2013 arrest. From the criminal complaint, Ross ...
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If I run a website with guides on how to commit fraud, can I get in trouble?

If I run a website with guides on how to commit fraud can I get in trouble? If someone is arrested on the website for Grand Theft can I be charged with anything? If not what would I have to do to be ...
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On what grounds can a government delegalise the use of specific software and is that compliant with international laws?

As I read in the "Government use" section in the VPN blocking article on Wikipedia. It seems that Iran and China (used to) block access to use VPN software. I'd like to widen the scope of the question ...
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What constitutes publishing offensive material?

Recently an article was published in my local newspaper (Bedford, UK) saying a man had been charged with publishing offensive material. A quick Google search suggested that the definition for this is "...
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It is legal to save and index a copy of any leaked database?

I'm wondering if it is legal to use a copy of a leaked database like the leaked Adobe database containing email addresses, encrypted passwords and password hints. I can imagine it won't be legal to ...
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Which laws apply on the world wide web?

This might be a very widely scoped question. I suspect by using common sense, that each country has different laws that might apply on internet use in that specific country. But nevertheless, I'm ...
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Does 18 U.S.C. § 1462 Only Apply to Commerce?

I am writing a research paper, and am confused regarding the exact wording of the law. As I understand it, 18 USC 1462 criminalizes the transportation and receipt of obscenity: Whoever brings into ...
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Is our website responsible for users' offline actions?

On our website clients find models for their photo shootings, castings, promotional events, etc. A client transfers an escrow payment to us and when a model finishes the job we sent the money to the ...
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Using online posts as evidence of defamation [closed]

Can untrue online posts and comments be used as evidence to substantiate a claim of libel?
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Where do telecommunication crimes take place?

In the United Kingdom, where does a telecommunication crime take place? Is it the location of the criminal or the victim? For instance, if you hacked a computer in London, but you were based in ...
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Legal consequences to asking questions about specific illegal activity?

Say I were to make a website that consisted of short survey like questionnaires. For the purpose of this question lets say 1 question per survey, 1 survey per page. Can legal issues arise from asking ...
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Who owns a recorded Skype conversation?

If someone records my Skype conversation, is that video his property or mine? Is there a law against him making that video public or even recording it to begin with? Country- India.
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Is viewing pornographic content with questionable consent of depicted person illegal?

Many pornographic sites have a community that is uploading videos to the site. Some of the most well-known sites like pornhub.com and xhamster.com are an example for such websites. There are several ...
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Are Captcha solver farms illegal?

Let say that captcha is a picture that prevents automated programs to do a certain task. Now imagine that we have a service in which some people works to solve some captchas. These captchas are sent ...