Monday, November 27, 2006

Cybercrime law

Anyone who wants to read what is done about cybercrime in Nigeria, click here to read the draft bill currently being read at the National Assembly.


Anonymous,  6:56 pm  

Maybe it's just me but, I cannot find anything that outlaws sending unsolicited email messages (SPAM) in the draft bill. What "Cybercrime law" would be complete without that?

IANAL, So Perhaps there is already an Anti Spam law already in effect. In which case the level of enforcement that is in place for that should be anticipated for this new law!

ijebuman 2:18 pm  

The cybercrime draft bill covers SPAM in section 3
"Any person spamming electronic mail messages to recipients with whom he has no previous commercial or transactional relationship commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of =N=500,000 or imprisonment for a term of not less than 3 years or to both such fine and imprisonment."

As regards to the proposed bill, it’s about time the authorities woke up to their responsibilities. Unfortunately its a bit too late to repair the reputation Nigeria has gained on the net.

Anonymous,  3:45 pm  

it's never too late to repair one's reputation. It makes it harder though, but it can be changed

Anonymous,  12:14 am  


Well spotted ijebuman, although it appears in section 4.3 I think.

Also I'm happy to see the rest of section 4 seems to cover the yahoo-boys very nicely.

Don't know how I missed that the first time I skimmed through it. :-s I blame the strange table layout

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