Identify, specify, or describe computer and network ethical, legal, and privacy issues.
Differentiate between types of law applicable to computer technology.
Among the lay public (nonlawyers), there is a great deal of confusion about the legal system and how various types of law relate to and interact with one another.
You may hear someone say that “it's illegal” (for instance, that it's “against the law”) to give away a copy of software that you purchased when, in fact, this is misleading because there is no criminal law that prohibits giving away a program you own. However, depending on the End User License Agreement, you might be considered in breach of contract if you do so. Breach of contract falls under civil law, not ...