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Lecture7

  1. 1. New Media Technology – The DOs & DON’Ts DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology Lecture 7
  2. 2. <ul><li>Cybercrime </li></ul><ul><li>Crimes & illegal activities conducted in the venue of cyberspace: 1. hacking crimes – electronic break-ins 2. online solicitation 3. child abuse 4. prank & borderline crime 5. Virus </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  3. 3. <ul><li>The legal & regulatory environment </li></ul><ul><li>To battle crime in cyberspace (in order to provide a secure online (commercial) environment) </li></ul><ul><li>To examine the status of freedom of expression i.e. intellectual property rights, cencorship </li></ul><ul><li>To control the civil liberties in new media environment i.e. piracy, exploitation </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  4. 4. <ul><li>Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission </li></ul><ul><li>www.mcmc.gov.my </li></ul><ul><li>Regulator for the communications & multimedia industry based on Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission Act 1998 Communications & Multimedia Act 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>Overseeing the new regulatory framework for the converging industries of telecommunications, broadcasting, & online activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Certifying Agency under Digital Signature Act 1997 </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  5. 5. Economic Regulation Promotion of competition, prohibition of anti-competitive conduct, enforcement of license conditions for network & application provider Technical Regulation Development & enforcement of technical codes & standards, administration of electronic addressing Consumer Regulation ensure adequate protection measures in dispute resolution, affordability of services & service availability Social Regulation Content development & content regulation DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  6. 6. The regulatory paradigm Cryptography = encryption Form of communication and computing security that refers to the translation of data & communications into a secret code (complex mathematical algorithms) Needing key/ password to decrypt the code DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  7. 7. <ul><li>Encryption of computer-based communication </li></ul><ul><li> a threat to national security </li></ul><ul><li>can be used by terrorists & other criminals to conceal their plans & activities from law enforcement agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Need ACTs to control the encryption technology </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  8. 8. <ul><li>Digital signature </li></ul><ul><li>Computer network security </li></ul><ul><li>Allow each user to provide a unique “electronic signature” to any file/ document, verifying to the recipient that the document has not been altered. </li></ul><ul><li>Vital to E-commerce i.e. pay per view, democratic processes i.e. online voting </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  9. 9. <ul><li>Digital signature </li></ul><ul><li>Computer network security </li></ul><ul><li>Allow each user to provide a unique “electronic signature” to any file/ document, verifying to the recipient that the document has not been altered. </li></ul><ul><li>Vital to E-commerce i.e. pay per view, democratic processes i.e. online voting </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  10. 10. <ul><li>Copyright & fair use in the Digital Age </li></ul><ul><li>Who owns information? </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright  protect works of original author </li></ul><ul><li>Concept of “fair-use”, facilitated privately owned material for publicly oriented activities </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  11. 11. <ul><li>4 principles that have guided fair use decisions are: </li></ul><ul><li>The nature & purpose of the use (i.e., not for profit or commercial use) </li></ul><ul><li>The nature of the original copyrighted work (i.e. unauthorized use of limited editions) </li></ul><ul><li>The portion of the work in relation to the whole </li></ul><ul><li>The impact of the use on the potential market for the original work </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  12. 12. <ul><li>Patents </li></ul><ul><li>Provide protection of inventions & procedures, areas traditionally outside the scope of copyrightable material </li></ul><ul><li>Softwares, technologies, </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  13. 13. <ul><li>Censorship </li></ul><ul><li>To control sex & violence in New Media </li></ul><ul><li>Self-censorship & governmental censorship </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia & cable industries begun instituting rating systems to reassure members of public & Congress. </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  14. 14. <ul><li>“ Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself” – Potter Stewart </li></ul><ul><li>Constraint the freedom of expression in the information age? </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  15. 15. <ul><li>Electronic piracy </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic copying of commercial products </li></ul><ul><li>Cable signal piracy </li></ul><ul><li>Ingrained that it would require a complex cultural revolution to change the system. </li></ul>DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology
  16. 16. Reference: Pavlik, J V 1998, New Media Technology: Cultural and Commercial Perspectives , 2nd edn, Allyn & Bacon, US. Suruhanjaya Komunikasi Dan Multimedia Malaysia 2006 . Retrieved December 14, 2006, from http://www.mcmc.gov.my DIGITAL media MMD2063 New Media Technology

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