Computer-related laws exist to protect users. By being aware of the laws we can stay safe whilst online.
What is the purpose of the Computer Misuse Act?
To deter people from not looking after their computers
To deter people from using a computer to commit a crime
To ensure that all data is properly looked after
How many sections are there in the Computer Misuse Act?
What is the key factor that must be proved for a successful prosecution under the Computer Misuse Act?
That a computer was accessed
What is copyright?
Permission to use, copy or distribute a file
A restriction on using, copying or distributing a file
A legal means of ensuring that all original works can be protected
What is a licence?
Which of the following is true with relation to a copyrighted file?
Copying it without the copyright owner's permission is illegal
Copying it without the copyright owner's permission is legal
Copying it with the copyright owner's permission is illegal
Under what circumstance is it acceptable to copy or share a file?
When the file is on the internet
If you are the copyright owner or no copyright exists
When the file is on a personal computer
What is the purpose of the Data Protection Act?
To ensure everyone's data is properly looked after
To deter people from not looking after their computer
How many principles are there in the Data Protection Act?
What can be done if someone holds data about you that is incorrect?
There is nothing that can be done
You can ask for the data to be corrected or deleted
The data can be corrected by you