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Cybercrime Treaty Underway

The Cybercrime Treaty is an international law enforcement regime that makes it easier for prosecuting countries to get evidence from abroad and to extradite and prosecute foreign nationals for certain kinds of crimes. The treaty has three primary sets of provisions. . . .
The Cybercrime Treaty is an international law enforcement regime that makes it easier for prosecuting countries to get evidence from abroad and to extradite and prosecute foreign nationals for certain kinds of crimes. The treaty has three primary sets of provisions. All three are aimed at setting basic computer -related criminal law standards for signatory nations.

First, it would require nations to outlaw such things as unauthorized computer intrusion; the release of viruses; and the use of a computer to commit acts that are already crimes, such as fraud and the distribution of child pornography. Moreover, there is a move to bring copyright under criminal law and the expansion of child pornography statutes to so-called virtual child porn.

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