Challenges Of Cybercrime

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1. Why do you think that countries like China and other poor or developing nations are havens for intellectual property theft and film/video pirating?

In China and other poor nations IP laws are either non-existent or not enforced. For instance, Chinese government has no interest in enforcing these laws, since Chinese businesses hold few copyrights (and those are rigorously protected). They see protection of intellectual property as a responsibility of the countries who want to conduct business in China.
Additionally, the demand for new movies, music and software is high and people want to have them as soon as they appear on the market. In many developing countries piracy is not seen as inherently wrong. It is seen more like a “luxury” that
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Why is cybercrime such a significant challenge for law enforcement and the criminal justice system?
Cybercrime often straddles international borders and becomes an issue of international criminal justice. Investigation of such crimes and prosecution of the perpetrators requires cooperation of the governments of different countries. It could be especially difficult to reach such cooperation, due to political and cultural differences in views of intellectual property among these countries.
Also, constant development and change in technology which is being used as tools for cybercrimes puts strain on criminal justice systems of many states. It requires a lot of resources to stay keep up with the emerging technology and adapt to rapid changes in cybercrime tactics. Additionally, attempts to control cyberspace and cybercrime raise questions of state sovereignty, as well as citizens’ privacy.
4. What changes will need to occur in the world of criminal justice to fight
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has been slow in preparing and therefore remained vulnerable to cyberattacks for many reasons. Trying to find ways to control cyber-attacks against the military networks, the U.S. government faces dilemmas of balancing issues of security and militarization of the cyberspace, citizens’ privacy and surveillance. Also, lack of clear rules and guidelines as to addressing cyber warfare, classified character of the activity of the agencies involved in creating new regulations to address cyber warfare contributed to the delay in the streamline of the military’s ability to attack and defend the cyberspace.

3. How has the Internet influenced the distribution of power in the 21st century? Think about the balance of power between strong and weak countries/terrorist groups and countries and individuals, as illustrated in the Bradley Manning affair (see article).

As the case of Bradley Manning proved, the Internet has made it possible for one person having access to classified information to jeopardize the national security of the United States. Even if Manning’s intent was not to aid the enemy, the Internet has made it possible for the stolen classified information to become available to anyone, including as we further see, Osama bin Laden and his

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