internet law

internet crime

In a First, a Man Is Charged for Rape Over the Internet

Sweden’s laws don’t require penetration to call it rape.
Samantha Cole
12.1.17
Hacking

Court Upholds 2013 Child Porn Conviction Where the FBI Hacked a Tor-Hidden Site

After the FBI orchestrated the "largest law enforcement hacking campaign to date" to catch child porn distributors, questions arose about the legality of such "searches." Another case seems to confirm that we'll see more of the tactic.
Sarah Jeong
1.26.16
Memes

Viral Video Creator Sues Over 'Honey Badger Doesn't Give a Shit' Merchandise

​Remember that viral video from 2011 where a honey badger trots around, aggressively not caring about things? Well, the guy who made it is suing a company over some greeting cards that use the phrase HONEY BADGER DON’T GIVE A SHIT.
Sarah Jeong
1.22.16
2016

Sarah Jeong Is Still Trying to Change Her Facebook Name to 'A Literal Psyduck'

The year ahead in copyright, patents and internet law, according to contributing editor Sarah Jeong.
Matthew Braga
1.5.16
uk

The UK Plans to Retain All Citizens' Web History

If this new bill is made into law, it will force UK internet service providers to retain the web browsing history of every customer for up to one year.
Joseph Cox
11.4.15
News

'Aaron's Law' Is Back to Try to Reform Overbroad US Hacking Laws

Lawmakers are trying once again to reform the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.21.15
Motherboard Blog

Paris Censored Anti-Copyright Street Art

Finnish street artist Sampsa's work took a stand against France's copyright law.
Victoria Turk
2.17.14
Motherboard Blog

Why It's Now Legal to Look at Child Porn Online in New York

An appeals judge has just ruled that it’s legal to view child pornography online in New York, and the internet is blowing up. James D. Kent, an assistant prof at a college in upstate New York, was convicted after his “work computer was found to have...
Brian Merchant
5.10.12