Saturday, November 12, 2005

Another Possibly Meaningless Treaty? Cybercrime Convention Nears Passage in Senate

The U.S. Senate's Foreign Relations Committee reported out the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention on Thursday. I don't know enough about cybercrime to know if this Convention is important (See here for a primer), but it is worth noting that the treaty does not appear to require the U.S. to modify any of its domestic laws. All of the treaty's requirements appear to be already reflected by existing U.S. criminal laws (see here for the President's Letter of Submittal to the Senate) and the U.S. has reserved to any departures from existing U.S. law, including existing state law, in a familiar "Federalism Reservation" that I discussed earlier here in another context.

In an earlier post, I called these kinds of treaties "possibly meaningless" because, on the U.S. side, they don't require any action by the U.S. government or any alteration of existing U.S. law. But this is obviously an exaggeration. The real significance of this treaty will be to serve as a focal point for other countries to modify or alter their laws governing cybercrime, which is still a relatively new area of law. From a purely U.S. perspective, though, the treaty is a no-brainer, since it doesn't require any U.S. action but might get other countries to alter their laws and behavior. That's a good deal if you can get it.

2 Comments:

Blogger Meredith Andrews said...

There was only a upper and lower bed which is small, old. Obviously, It was stole from a certain school. Amy was not dragon nest gold used to sleep upper, so I let her sleep in the lower one. We are good friends, after all. We didn’t care too much of the bad condition we live. As long as we have a dragonnest gold place to sleep after we go back from work.. That’s ok! You know, recently, thousands of undergraduates were rushing in to cities to find jobs. We were one of them. So during dragon nest gold the two years’ time, life is hard. Our bossed were caring to us. Because we were just two common undergraduates.

8/08/2013 4:51 AM  
Blogger Meredith Andrews said...

Today I had an internship at the cancerology department of my eve isk faculty. Of all the patients I ever encountered during my internships, I were the most affected by patients suffering from cancer and who had almost no hope of returning back to a eve online isk normal life. This led me to ponder on the question of how our nutrition and lifestyle has changed drastically over the centuries and how cancer can be avoided. Today you have more fatty, sugary foods, animal meats doped with eve isk hormones and steroids and cultivations sprayed with insecticides and pesticides. All these contribute to the formation of cancers. So how to decrease the risks of cancer?

8/08/2013 4:55 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home