EIRP Proceedings, Vol 15, No 1 (2020)

Brief Glossary of Terms on Communication Law and Information Technology

Angelica Staicu, Dan Georgian

Abstract


Given that the predominant communication is on the Internet and the use of new technologies, the knowledge of common terms in the field, as well as the actual use of these technologies can often become overwhelming. What does Word Wide Web (WWW) mean, URL, source code, object code, software, portal, search engine, peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, web-blog, online credibility, electronic harassment, phishing, cyber violence, hacking, etc.? That is why we intend, in the current document, to clarify some questions regarding the knowledge of the field and the terms used, in order to better understand the virtual phenomenon and its forms of manifestation. We intend to present a short glossary of terms and expressions, with explanations and examples. The documentary material will then be presented to the entire academic community and, in particular, to the students, the priority recipients of the scientific activity.

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