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DIGITAL LAW By: Dale Kettern and Reem Al Kuwari

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DIGITAL LAWBy: Dale Kettern and Reem Al Kuwari

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Digital laws are rules that are used to protect copyright, privacy, and the difference between wrong and write.

Digital laws are like the laws of the internet.

These rules tell between the right and wrong things, and gives each user their privacy and safety.

These laws are made to protect every user, and it helps us use the internet properly .

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Why should we use digital laws

Because like real laws, if not followed they are punishable. For example a woman was cyber bullying her neighbor, and the woman went to jail for this .

There is also hacking, it is an invasion of privacy, a crime for which you can go to jail

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Why not download musicMany people might ask, why shouldn’t I

download illegally? What could happen? What will one illegally downloaded movie do?

Well now imagine that 1 million people think like that, or 1 billion.

It is estimated that 1 billion (!!!) songs are illegally download, MONTHLY

Now 1 billion songs, lets say that each song is only 5qr, that’s 5 billion qr, per month, and we are only talking about songs!

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Law can be found everywhere.Law is found when bad things take place,

like stealing and downloading movies and music from the internet. (Like limewire).

A law punishes people when bad things take in place.

You can go to jail for breaking digital laws, just like real laws.

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Just think about itWould you steal someones wallet?

Would you steal someones cd?Well if you download illegally your are stealing!

Imagine you are a singer, and you sell 10 million cds, however your album is download (illegally) 10 million times on the internet, you could have made double the profit. And you should have, because you worked for that, and that money should be yours.

Well if you do download movies then you are stealing, imagine somebody is stealing from you. Would you like it? Well then you shouldn’t download illegally, movies, songs, games, software, anything.

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A list of digital lawsHacking


FraudCopyright misuse

Downloading without licenseThreats


Many internet service providers (ISP’s) also advice users of their own laws. Qatar Academy students are not allowed to play games unless the teacher authorizes them, and they are not allowed to go on any other illegal sites.

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If you misuse the internet in Qatar Academy there are severe punishments. If you do something minor like playing games in class, your parents might be called. However if this happens more often then you might get suspended, or even expelled. Remember that watching videos on sites is also not allowed, unless the teacher has approved. Another thing to remember is to cite your sources, meaning to write down where you got your information or pictures from

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MAJOR DIGITAL LAWS? One of the most frequently broken Digital

laws is breaking Copyright. This occurs if you download files which you are not allowed to, without a licence. A common example of this is music, if you want to legally buy music, however you want to do it online you can use Itunes.

Many people think that they can get away with downloading things, however you can get spotted by the internet police. Please watch the video about the internet police.

You can get heavily fined, or even go to jail if you are caught frequently downloading illegally.

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Do not misunderstand this power point, you are allowed to play games, watch videos etc. However you should do this during your own time.Some popular sites are

Games – . .www miniclip com – . .www mostfungames com

Videos – . .www youtube com – . .www dailymotion com

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Thank you for watching

Just remember, digital laws are real laws, just on the internet. Follow


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. . .www digiteen ning com

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