Posted June 28th, 2009
With the ever expanding Internet and the World Wide Web being a favourite playground of many interested individuals and businesses alike, the changing landscape and the sheer endless possibilities and capabilities needed serious regulations by the legislative body. Existing laws were extended to cover the new medium, furthermore new laws had to be derived and invented in order to cover new ground. Since that the Internet law is not defined as a separate law, but rather extends existing laws, very broad knowledge of the law in general as well as the issues specific to the Internet are required, when a case is related to the Net or the Web.
This spawned a whole new generation of attorneys, who dedicated themselves to practicing and litigating mostly Internet related cases. Unfortunately, not all the lawyers advertising to be Internet savvy really know the difference between a FTP and an SMTP protocol. But since that the Internet law is actually derived from the existing laws, is any such technical or rather IT knowledge necessary, to successfully practice Internet law?
Any lawyer can handle a case of Internet Fraud, as long as it stays on common grounds. But when a culprit uses a vulnerability of a browser or portal to defraud users, then knowledge and understanding of what has actually taken place is vital to the defence or to properly accuse the perpetrator.
United States of America, with 50% of all world lawyers accumulated on a relatively tiny part of the world; need this new playground, because the old one was crowded as is. Mostly young lawyers, who grew up with the Internet and the Web present, decide to venture in the new law department. Big law firms, recognizing the need for quality lawyers with IT knowledge, are scouting the law schools for young talented individuals to offer them employment as soon as they graduate.
In the recent years a true boom of internet lawyers invaded the cyberspace offering all kind of advice, help, protection, assistance, whatever they came up with, just to stand out in the crowd. For instance, full internet protection kits are being sold, the web site packages having custom made terms of service, disclaimers, contracts and other legal mumbo jumbo necessary to have a fully legally protected web site. As usual, most of the legalese made the whole business just more complicated, not easier. Introduction of the Internet small print in the contracts and disclaimers opens whole new doors for litigation, making sure that all the thousands of lawyers being spewed out by law schools every year have something to do for years to come.
Posted June 28th, 2009
Bloggers and webmasters who use WordPress’s highly popular platform are allowed the liberty to choose from among thousands of WordPress clean themes that are available in the WordPress theme directory or purchase customized and quality themes from developers who cater to the theme needs of the WordPress community. High quality themes that are free of malicious codes are available for download online. But there is nothing to guarantee their harmlessness.
The advantage that separates WordPress from most of its competitors is that being an open source platform, the community resources that are at its disposal are vast. There are numerous developers who work for no cost just to create clean, safe and high quality themes for WordPress websites. Most of these themes come for free and have almost all those features that are required of any good WordPress theme but are nonetheless inferior to the ones offered by the themes that are available for a price
When WordPress started out, there were only two themes that a user could have. As the theme frenzy caught on, those skeptics who viewed the economic advantages of developing and selling themes to WordPress users were forced to revise their view. The earlier version of WordPress used a single page that could be amended and modified to create other pages and the use of templates was not yet in vogue. The development of the theme domain has made it possible for users to download and install clean WordPress themes either from WordPress directory or for a price from outside vendors.
Having a WordPress clean theme installed on your blog is important to ensure security for your content and website. There might be free themes out there that any user can download and install. But the problem with most of them is that they come with sponsored links hidden within the theme codes. These links either collect information regarding your blog or personal information of blog posters and use it for nefarious purposes. There is also the danger that some hacker might use a theme to gain entry into the WordPress servers and wreak a lot of havoc for the WordPress community. Since the entire platform is linked and every blogger uses the same underlying code, a tiny security vulnerability, if exploited might endanger every single blog at the same time. Only those who host their blogs or webpages on independent hosting servers would be spared. Though you might have to shell out a few bucks it is always advisable to purchase a theme from a reputed vendor than to install freely available themes.
Clean and quality themes like those belonging to the revolution series of themes are highly popular and have sold like hot cakes ever since they hit the market. There is a huge hype surrounding each release of WordPress clean themes belonging to the revolution series with the latest fancy of every blogger being the Revolution Pro Media Theme. These clean WordPress themes not only ensure that you have a safe and secure blogging experience, but also are customizable to a huge extent and offer various functionalities and features that only money can buy. Though the themes that WordPress directory contains are also clean and highly secure they lack the color and professionalism that these premier themes have.