Cyberlaw related to copyright
Cyberlaw is also called IT law regarding information – technology including computers and the internet.
It is related to legal informatics and supervises the digital circulation of information, software,
information security, and e-commerce.
Cyberlaw is very important, as it covers all transactions over the internet, It keeps eyes on all activities
over the internet and it also touches every action and every reaction in cyberspace.
On the other hand, a copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner exclusive right to
copy and distribute a creative work, usually for a limited time. The creative work may be in a literary,
artistic, educational, or musical form. Copyright is intended to protect the original expression of an idea
in the form of creative work, but not the idea itself. It covers scholarly works, for example; books,
sonnets, plays, references, paperwork melodic pieces, etc.
There are various types of copyright infringement such as framing, linking, caching, and public display of
the right by transferring on the internet and archiving.
Framing means a process of permitting a client to view the content of one site while it is outlined by
data of another site, like the ‘ image in picture’ highlight offered on certain TVs. In a famous case known
as Future Dontics, INC v. Applied Anagramics Inc, in this case, the plaintiff was granted the exclusive use
of a telephone number and service mark of a business. The plaintiff later built up publicizing the
Linking is connecting the user from the original site to a linked site. The client is provided with access to
a website through the original site. In the case, Shetland Times Ltd v Jonathan Wills and others as the
first 'linking case the issue introduced in Shetland times was whether the Shetland deep-link to inserted
pages of the Shetland the site, using times sites news headlines, was a demonstration of copyright
infringement under British law.
Caching is the process in which material is duplicated from a unique source to the cache. Such material
is accessible to the user for a temporary timeframe .it can be executed in 3 ways, such s first can be
replicating of the record itself which is shown on the computer screen while getting to the web.
Secondly, the record that is being shown is duplicated and thirdly, the archives are not stored on a
personal computer but on an ISP or a website.
Archiving is another type of crime, it is a process that involves downloading and putting away the
material of another site and incorporating the same.
Public display or right by posting pictures, when any work is published on the internet, it can be viewed
by any user without any hindrance. Thus, when copyright material is published on the web without
approval, it turns into an infringement.
These are the types of copyright law in relation to cyber security