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The Computer Misuse Act 1990: lessons from its past and predictions for its future

Macewan, NF 2008, 'The Computer Misuse Act 1990: lessons from its past and predictions for its future ' , Criminal Law Review , 12 , pp. 955-967.

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      Abstract

      The age of the internet has thrown down some real challenges to the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Recently, the Government made changes to this piece of legislation, in an attempt to meet two of those challenges--the proliferation of “ Denial of Service” (DoS) attacks, and the creation and dissemination of “ Hackers' tools” --and to fulfil international commitments on cybercrime. Yet some of these new measures invite criticisms of policy, form and content, and bring doubts about how easy to interpret, and how enforceable, they will be.

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer crime, computer security
      Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > International Strategy People Management & Salford Law
      Journal or Publication Title: Criminal Law Review
      Publisher: Sweet and Maxwell
      Refereed: Yes
      ISSN: 0011-135X
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      Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
      Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 10:39
      Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 13:54
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/15815

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