Information Technology Law

On graduation ‘A ‘ gets a job as a web development project manager in a small web company –Wild West Web (WWW). This company was set up by three graduates three years ago before their graduation ( that is while studying in the university)They did not have any previous experience. MD of the company told ‘A’ since she has done a module in IT Law, she can write an essay on legal issues related to practice or policies in the company. This will give ‘A’ working knowledge of the company and in case she detects any problems, then this can be raised with a legal specialist. This company has a full order book designing and maintaining websites for small local businesses. But most work is put on its own website- StudentBar.com.

The product aims to integrate successful product genres into an engaging virtual environment. Here online, past and present students can meet, reminisce and swap files, share music, emails, graphic files and chat. But when you look at this site, you can notice quickly that there is active sharing of MP3 and adult files, and gossiping about their old lecturers and colleagues. There were also complaints from lecturers regarding these comments, asking for immediate removal of material and archives. There is also an issue of old assignment solutions being circulated to present students. The student Bar has a plethora of links to other sites including deep links well inside other sites providing up to date news, games, information, hacking resources, music, gossip, and academic cheat resources sites.

Another main problem –Mr.’ X ‘one of the core development team member resigned over an argument over promotion. It was also found that he was selling the details of the subscribers to the site on to other agencies without the knowledge of the WWW. Now they are thinking of doing it themselves. Mr.’X’ was taken, despite being renowned by his disposition to hacking, as he has worked previously in a similar site in the past. So he was considered for his expertise and he brought useful source code for the new project.