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UNDERSTANDING ISSUES                         Unit 2RELATING TO THE USE OF   Legal issues         INFORMATION
LEGISLATIONData Protection Act 1998Freedom of Information Act 2000Computer Misuse Act 1990Copyright
YOU TUBE $1 billion dollar lawsuit launched against You Tube in 2007 You Tube was making millions of dollars profit by s...
BIN LADEN PHOTOGRAPHS Photographs were taken of Bin Laden’s body when he was killed  in a special forces raid in 2011 Th...
CANOE MAN’S EMAIL HACKED Sky news senior executives gave journalists permission to hack  into the email account of John D...
SONY PLAYSTATION In 2011 user account information was stolen from the Playstation  Network when someone hacked into their...
PAIRS TASK   Choose one of the given cases to investigate   You will produce two pages for a leaflet on legal issues   ...
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Lesson 1

  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING ISSUES Unit 2RELATING TO THE USE OF Legal issues INFORMATION
  2. 2. LEGISLATIONData Protection Act 1998Freedom of Information Act 2000Computer Misuse Act 1990Copyright
  3. 3. YOU TUBE $1 billion dollar lawsuit launched against You Tube in 2007 You Tube was making millions of dollars profit by selling advertising space to its growing number of users The company filing the lawsuit was Viacom who also had a video sharing website and wanted to attract more ‘traffic’ Viacom owned a lot of the material appearing on the You Tube site Which law has been breached? • Data Protection Act 1998 • Freedom of Information Act 2000 • Computer Misuse Act 1990 • Copyright
  4. 4. BIN LADEN PHOTOGRAPHS Photographs were taken of Bin Laden’s body when he was killed in a special forces raid in 2011 The photographs were taken for official reasons. So that his identity could be verified There has been much debate about whether or not these images should be allowed into the public domain and the effects this may have Which law is involved in this case? • Data Protection Act 1998 • Freedom of Information Act 2000 • Computer Misuse Act 1990 • Copyright
  5. 5. CANOE MAN’S EMAIL HACKED Sky news senior executives gave journalists permission to hack into the email account of John Darwin Sky claimed it was in the ‘public interest ’ to do this They used the information on their website and in TV reports Having this extra information would give Sky a competitive edge over other broadcasters Which law has been breached on this occasion? • Data Protection Act 1998 • Freedom of Information Act 2000 • Computer Misuse Act 1990 • Copyright
  6. 6. SONY PLAYSTATION In 2011 user account information was stolen from the Playstation Network when someone hacked into their site Personal details such as name, address, passwords and possibly credit card information was stolen A resident of Alabama filed a lawsuit against Sony and several other American states are involved in investigations Which law has been breached? • Data Protection Act 1998 • Freedom of Information Act 2000 • Computer Misuse Act 1990 • Copyright
  7. 7. PAIRS TASK Choose one of the given cases to investigate You will produce two pages for a leaflet on legal issues Find all the key information that you want to include Decide on the order it will appear in the leaflet Make the leaflet DO NOT COPY AND PASTE ! Use quotes if you need to Maximum font size 14 Maximum number of pictures 2 Check spelling Make sure what you write makes sense!

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