Computer Related Crime
The chapter observes kinds and speciatilies of cyber crime
In the article the concept of the electronic document to the Russian legislation, describing the legal status of an electronic document that specifies the location of the electronic document in proof system of criminal and civil procedure, the range of problems in terms of raising the evidentiary value of electronic documents and on the basis of existing international agreements and practical experience in the U.S. this area, offers ways of improving legislation to overcome this legal conflict.
In article the concept of information crimes reveals, the place and information role as a part of a crime is defined, information characteristic as object and a crime subject is given. In article various approaches to classification of information crimes are analyzed, classification of information crimes, including in connection with categories information, and also on participation of the Russian Federation in the international integration processes in this sphere is offered.
The article attempts to formulate and comprehend optimal ways of solving problems directly related to the activities to identify, uncover and investigate crimes committed using modern information technologies. Analyzing cybercrime as a new and little-researched social and legal phenomenon, the author sought to find an answer to the question of why, against the backdrop of the scientific achievements of domestic criminalistics, with so many new ideas, concepts, technologies, forensic algorithms and investigation programs, progress in combating it remains unobtrusive? The main reason for this state of affairs he sees in the fact that Russian criminalistics for a long time developed apart from the leading foreign research schools. At the same time, such a state of the world is still preserved, despite the global integration processes that have taken hold practically all the countries of the world. As the main direction of overcoming the crisis phenomena, the author positions the implementation in the scientific resources of domestic criminalistics of modern information technologies in general, and to increase the effectiveness of combating crimes committed using computer and network capabilities, in particular. He considers the fight against them to be an international task, since measures to prevent, detect, uncover and investigate crimes committed using modern information technologies cannot be effective only at the national level, because of the transnational and trans-border nature of the Internet itself. Given the continuing increase in the number of its users, which naturally causes their dependence on the information community and the vulnerability of all kinds of cyber-attacks, a scientific analysis of the current state of investigation of crimes of this kind is made and recommendations are formulated to improve the effectiveness of this activity.
The book is devoted to the problems of Informational and Telecommunicational law, Copyright law, Electronic contracts.
The article reviews the main events of the Third International Summer School on Cyber Law, organized by the Laboratory of information law (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia).
This year applications for participation in the summer school were submitted from the UK, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, Armenia, India, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and from different cities of the Russian Federation. In the framework of the summer school the most current research trends in the field of information law and intellectual property law were touched, new problems and new issues were raised, and solutions were suggested. Among the guests of the summer school were representatives of IBM, Yandex, Google, MegaFon, Wargaming.net, Kaspersky lab, as well as professors of foreign universities.
Intense program of the summer school included a discussions on legal aspects of development and introduction of cognitive systems, legal regulation in the field of computer games, novelties of the Russian information legislation, relevant issues of telecommunication law and copyright, legal aspects of cyber security, as well as other important legal issues in IT/IP sphere.
Large attention of participants was paid to the problems of enforcing the new Russian legislation on the requirements to the information dissemination organizers on the Internet and popular bloggers. In light of enacting this legislation the questions of websites blocking were raised again. In the field of telecommunications law the issues of legal regulation of OTT-services were the most disputable. The legal aspects of the computer games industry which were discussed in the summer school include the issues of legal protection of computer games as objects of intellectual property, as well as the issues of e-commerce in the area of online computer games.
A special event in the framework of the summer school program was the master-class of foreign professors on how to write articles in English to international peer-reviewed journals.