The Copyright Act was first established in 1976 and is a federal law. Therefore, individual states cannot extend or change the rights that were set out in the Copyright Act of 1976.
Money laundering is a common white collar crime that usually occurs within loose business structures. It is the act of transferring money that was raised through any type of criminal activity into a legitimate-seeming source. This criminal activity could be organized crime, drug transactions or white collar crime such as fraud.
Insider trading is considered a white collar crime because it is usually committed by people who have access to sensitive information. Therefore they are likely to already be employed by a corporate firm when they commit the crime.
There has been many references to money laundering in the news media lately. But for many, just what that entails may be confusing. This week's post will attempt to break down the offense and define what money laundering is and is not.
With the constantly broadening use of digital technology in our day-to-day lives, the ways in which computers can be used to engage in unlawful activity is also growing. Unlawful activity can occur both in a corporate environment or at home. The computer or the use of the internet is seen simply as an intermediary tool from which to commit a crime, and it can be possible to commit the crime in question without the use of a computer or the internet. Computer-related crimes are commonly fraud or larceny, but it could be almost any crime.
When a crime has been committed, it is quite common for the perpetrator to be ordered to pay the victims of the crime an amount of money. This is different than a fine, because the purpose of a fine is to punish the perpetrator. An order of restitution has a practical side to it; it helps the victims of the crime financially.
Fraudulent activity in relation to creating Ponzi schemes is considered a relatively common white collar crime. It is a type of investment fraud, since the organizers earn money through scamming new members of the scheme.
When a person takes personal details from another without his or her knowledge and uses them for personal gain, it is known as identity fraud or identity theft. In the age of digital, it is more common than ever for a person to be affected. It can commonly happen when a person unintentionally gives away his or her personal details online. But it can also happen in environments such as the office, workplace, a restaurant or store.
Bribery is used very commonly in colloquial terms. Many may feel that they have an understanding of what it means, but the detailed definition under the law might differ from how you would imagine it to be viewed.
If you have been convicted of an infringement of a copyright, it may have been unintentional and it is likely that you are feeling stressed at the thought of the legal proceedings that may occur as a result. The good news is that although there are many protections in place for copyrights and other forms of intellectual property, there are also a wide range of defenses that an accused person can claim.