Cyber Stalking Legislation And State Laws

Federal, and state governments are finally starting to address the problem of cyber stalking. However, traditional stalking laws are often used to prosecute and prevent this non-traditional crime. Although some legislators have begun to enact legislation directly addressing the cyber stalking problem, most state and federal laws ineffectively attempt to use traditional stalking definitions and solutions to protect cyber stalking victims.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What federal statutes protect against cyber stalking?
What state laws protect against cyber stalking?
What types of threatening speech is protected by the First Amendment?


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