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FL cyber attorneyWith a rapidly changing economic landscape comes new opportunities. Unfortunately, new challenges and conflicts are also inevitable. Cyber law is defined as any law that relates to the internet and internet-related technologies. With the increase in internet use for both businesses and everyday citizens, conflicts involving the internet have risen astronomically over the past few decades. Whether you are a business owner that is either just starting their business or just transitioning into the world of cyber marketing, or a civilian being harassed on the Internet, a cyber law attorney can help resolve any conflict you may be facing. Below we will examine just a few of the ways in which a cyber law attorney can assist you.

Assisting Your Business

In the world of business, the rise in internet use has drastically changed the way in which corporations operate. Today many consumers shop primarily via the web, making the need for a strong cyber presence essentially paramount to the company’s success. Unfortunately with the rise in internet technology, there has come a rise in conflicts. Domain and copyright disputes are incredibly common for companies looking to move into internet sales. Due to the newer nature of most cyber-related agreements, some companies will look to use unclear language to get other parties to agree to unfair or unlawful online contracts. The rise in technology has also changed the way in which information is stored and lead to new ways in which corporations can steal information from other businesses, leading to a rise in intellectual property disputes. If a conflict with your business arises, you need to speak with a skilled attorney immediately.

Personal Conflicts

Unfortunately, people in the world of cyber marketing are not the only ones that face internet-related conflicts. Many everyday civilizations are harassed on the internet and have no idea where to turn after the altercation. Both cyberstalking and cyberbullying can impact a person’s emotional and psychological health. Cyberstalking is simply when one uses the internet to stalk or harass another party. This harassment could come in the forms of identity theft, sexual solicitations, or threats. Cyberbullying is incredibly common among the youth of America, and the emotional ramifications of cyberbullying are well documented. If you or a family member are being harassed on the internet, it is time to seek out professional help.

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FL cyberlaw attorneyWith the widespread daily use of the internet and social media sites of all kinds, people have access to others’ personal information literally at their fingertips and in their pockets, via their cell phones. As a result, cyberstalking has become a danger that can affect nearly anyone.

What Qualifies as Cyberstalking?

Cyberstalking is any type of communication, through electronics, that is directed toward a particular person and gives that person reason to fear for his or her safety or the safety of another party, such as a loved one, friend, or pet. It may also include threats of damage to the victim’s property. Cyberstalking covers anything that may cause the victim “emotional distress,” or anxiety. The harassment may involve physical threats toward the victim or his and/or her family or friends, such as violence or sexual assault, bodily harm or kidnapping, just to name a few examples.

The cyberstalker may use any kind of electronic device to convey the threats and harassment, including phone calls, voice mails, text messages, instant messages by use of computers, cell phones, pagers, and multiple other means of communication. A law passed earlier this year in Illinois added messages sent through social media to their list of cyberstalking qualifications. Hacking is yet another form of cyberstalking that can negatively affect individuals and organizations that are targeted.

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