Category: Internet Law

  • DEFAMATION AND THE INTERNET

    DEFAMATION AND THE INTERNET

    Defamation is the act of harming the reputation of another by making a false written or oral statement to a third person. If the alleged defamation involves a matter of public concern, the plaintiff is constitutionally required to prove both the statement’s falsity and the ...
  • THE INTERNET AND IDENTITY FRAUD IN AFRICA

    THE INTERNET AND IDENTITY FRAUD IN AFRICA

    Your identity is an important aspect of your being, one which you need to be able to function perfectly in everyday life. In the world we live in today, you need the evidence of who you are to open bank accounts, obtain credit cards, finance loans and mortgages, to obtain goods and services or ...
  • THE STATE OF AFRICAN LAW VIS-À-VIS THE CYBERSPACE

    THE STATE OF AFRICAN LAW VIS-À-VIS THE CYBERSPACE

    A few decades ago, the cyberspace or internet would have been impossible to comprehend or think of; but in recent times, it has become very popular and a part of our everyday life. It has become the focal point of most daily interactions and transactions in the world. This aspect of the human ...
  • ICT AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEGAL STUDIES AND PRACTICE IN NIGERIA

    ICT AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEGAL STUDIES AND PRACTICE IN NIGERIA

    In recent years, increased computing power, improved wireless and user-friendly technology and reduced telecommunication costs have contributed to lowering barriers to information access and exchange. The potential for using more innovative, cost-efficient and user-friendly ICT solutions in ...
  • THE INTERNET, FREE SPEECH AND NATIONAL LAWS

    THE INTERNET, FREE SPEECH AND NATIONAL LAWS

    Human beings cherish the right to free speech and the internet fosters and sustains that right on a global scale. Anything that anyone wishes to write or say can be read or heard by anyone else with access to the internet. The internet is radically changing the way almost everyone experiences ...
  • THE INTERNET AND ISSUES OF CENSORSHIP

    THE INTERNET AND ISSUES OF CENSORSHIP

    With the advent of the internet, the freedom that comes with it and the ease of accessibility in recent times, the issue of censorship has become a major talking point and cause for debate. Any individual can hide behind his screen anywhere in the world and post obscene and pornographic images ...
  • AN XRAY OF NIGRIA’S CYBERCRIMES ACT 2015 VIS-À-VIS THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY

    AN XRAY OF NIGRIA’S CYBERCRIMES ACT 2015 VIS-À-VIS THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY

    The National Assembly passed the Cybercrimes (Prevention, Prohibition etc.) Bill after having deliberated on its various provisions. On the eve of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the bill passed by the National Assembly became the Cybercrimes (Prevention, Prohibition etc.) ...
  • LEGAL IMPLICATION OF UNSOLICITED MESSAGES

    LEGAL IMPLICATION OF UNSOLICITED MESSAGES

    The social media overtime has grown so large and its global effect on individuals and businesses all over the world is indeed tremendous. People seem not to have control over their social media devices; control in the sense that one cannot predict what goes in and out of the devices that are ...
  • PREVENTING CYBER STALKING AND CYBER HARASSMENT IN NIGERIA

    PREVENTING CYBER STALKING AND CYBER HARASSMENT IN NIGERIA

    In today’s world cyber stalking is becoming very common. Cyber stalking may be defined as the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group, or an organization. It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel. It may also include ...
  • AN ASSESSMENT OF NIGERIA’S CYBERCRIMES (PROHIBITION, PREVENTION ETC) ACT 2015

    AN ASSESSMENT OF NIGERIA’S CYBERCRIMES (PROHIBITION, PREVENTION ETC) ACT 2015

    Baron Verulam of Verulam and Viscount of St. Albans 1561-1626 (English philosophers) once said that ‘Crime is always a by-product of an innovation or invention”. With the advent of computers, the internet and various technological innovations, there arose monstrous criminal and anti-social ...