[LINK] Imposing U.S. cyber crime laws on Australia
Thu, 29 Nov 2001 06:06:02 +1100
>Ashcroft's Global Internet Power-Grab
>A little-noticed provision in the new anti-terrorism act imposes U.S. cyber
>crime laws on other nations, whether they like it or not
>By Mark Rasch Nov 25 2001 11:00PM PT
This and related recent acts have had a broad impact outside the US,
and the poor drafting (noted by the Columnist in the referred to
article online) makes the likely effectiveness of these acts
increasingly likely to be either effective or politically positive in
a post 11/9/01 inter-dependent world...one side effect is that
availablity of decent security advice and tools for self protection
has been made a possibel subject to these sorts of US initiative.
While this may seem to be a 'good out come, once the situation is
analysed it actually markedly increases vulnerability acrioss the Net
as a whole.
There appear to be a considerable number of 'instant sovereignity'
responses since september, most of which have sufficient global scope
to need some very solid work in drafting and bedding down between
different countries legal processes...
It is most unfortunate that , instead of gaining the base for a
global cooperation in this area, the US has taken steps that might
make both the outcome and means of acheiving harder and not easier.
One can only hope that the US will 'back fill' some of these hastily
and poorly drafted Acts of asserted global impact so that the
intended advances and the goodwill to enact them, are not made harder
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