7. Digital Law

Digital Law ensures the electronic responsibility for actions and deeds.
"Digital law deals with the ethics of technology. Unethical use manifests itself in form of theft and/or crime. Ethical use manifests itself in the form of abiding by the laws of society. Users need to understand that stealing or cause damage to other people’s work, identity, or property online is a crime. There are certain rules of society that fall under illegal acts. These laws apply to anyone who works or plays online. Hacking into others information, downloading illegal music, plagiarizing, creating destructive worms, viruses or creating Trojan Horses, sending spam, or stealing anyone’s identify or property is unethical."[1]


Write a clear summary of what Digital Law is about and highlight the key ideas as bullet points.

Background and Examples

Investigate Digital Law and write a clear summary providing relevant and actual examples from international sources.

Social and/or Ethical Impacts

Explore global social and/or ethical issues to do with Digital Law and provide a balanced descriptive summary of current and future impacts.


After analysing the impact that Digital Law is having socially and ethically, provide researched examples of likely solutions to the problems.

Rules to be added to Student Agreement for Digital Citizenship

Formulate clear and concise rules for the Student Agreement based on Digital Law.


  1. ^ Ribble, Mike. "Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship." Digital Citizenship Using Technology Appropriately. 2007-2009. 19 Feb 2009 <http://www.digitalcitizenship.net?Nine_Elements.html>