Ch 8: Digital Media Regulation

About This Chapter

Analyze the current state of digital media regulation with this self-paced and mobile-friendly chapter. These short lessons and quizzes can help you improve your basic digital media regulation knowledge for exams, class assignments, work or personal use.

Digital Media Regulation - Chapter Summary

In today's digital age, it has become important for digital media to be regulated. This comprehensive chapter examines the technologies, rules, laws and agencies that have been put into place to regulate electronic theft, identity theft, fraud, online privacy and other digital issues. You can reinforce your understanding of these concepts by taking the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam. These resources are accessible on any computer or mobile device, and you can study whenever you have free time. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Explain how privacy is affected by technology and how consumer privacy/fraud is affected by e-commerce and m-commerce
  • Interpret rules regarding the governing of the media
  • Identify state laws and national agencies that regulate social media
  • Define the concept of identity theft
  • Assess issues and concerns related to open source software and intellectual property
  • Summarize the No Electronic Theft Act

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: Digital Media Regulation
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Impact of Technology on Privacy

1. Impact of Technology on Privacy

Technology has a number of social and ethical implications that cause debate and concern. One specific issue is privacy. Information technology has opened up society and decreased privacy. This lesson will explore a number of privacy issues that are of concern, including electronic surveillance, availability of personal information, cookies and spyware, and workplace monitoring.

Impact of e-Commerce and m-Commerce on Consumer Privacy and Fraud

2. Impact of e-Commerce and m-Commerce on Consumer Privacy and Fraud

There are a number of challenges in the world of e-commerce and m-commerce stemming from the ease of information exchange over the Internet. The issues discussed in this lesson include consumer privacy and fraud.

Rules Governing the Media: Definition & Examples

3. Rules Governing the Media: Definition & Examples

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of the press, but the government still regulates the media in many ways. This lesson examines the laws, rules and regulations that govern various media outlets.

Identity Theft: Definition & Protection

4. Identity Theft: Definition & Protection

Read this lesson to learn how damaging it can be to you to have your identity stolen. Also learn what you need to do when your identity is stolen along with ways to protect yourself.

Intellectual Property and Open Source Software: Issues and Concerns

5. Intellectual Property and Open Source Software: Issues and Concerns

One of the defining issues of the Internet era is intellectual property rights. The Internet has made it easy to access digital media and illegally copy it. This lesson will discuss intellectual property including protections through copyrights, trademarks and patents. We will also explore the open source movement and the growing trend toward free, unprotected software.

No Electronic Theft Act: Definition & Overview

6. No Electronic Theft Act: Definition & Overview

The No Electronic Theft Act stemmed from the behaviors of a college student, to make it possible to prosecute even without financial gain. In this lesson, you'll receive a primer of the No Electronic Theft Act.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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