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Internet law


This paper aims to illustrate the basis of cyberspace law and its potential environment. Indeed, the laws governing the cyberspace are still premature at both national and international levels. This is due to the undefined nature of cyber borders that globalize the Internet in contradiction with the geographic borders. Hence, individual countries are losing part of their sovereignty as result of globalization of the internet to a point it is becoming a borderless space with no laws and regulations. This urges to agree on new international legislations to handle any acts that are not confined by geographical borders or any obstructing matters. Given the fact that the cyberspace does not have such boundaries, it is not realistic to stop all the activities of electronic crimes or other harmful activities. In addition, it is challenging to define viable means to face such threats by individuals, organizations or countries. It is believed that subjecting the internet to the law may contradict with freedom and democracy. Nonetheless, subjecting the internet to the law under democratic approach can result in an effective means for exchanging information and culture among people around the world.

Although it is impossible to fully prevent the occurrence of cyberspace risks and predict the potential threats on the countries communication and information systems, this research provides answers to a number of questions on how to achieve the protection of public order, whether domestic or international, from criminal cyberspace threats. The research paper is divided into two sections as follows:

1. Legislative and regulatory framework of cyberspace Law.

Sources of cyberspace Law