CALIFORNIA'S LEGISLATION OUTLAWING POLITICAL CYBERFRAUD AND CYBERSQUATTING

The California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act, enacted in 2001, that seeks to protect politicians and their political campaigns from being sabotaged by cybersquatters, remains a one-of-a-kind legislation in the United States (U.S.). Some commentators contend that this legislation might violate constitutional free speech rights, but the issue has not been judicially considered yet.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What acts do constitute cyberfraud in California?
Does the Cyberfraud Act apply to cybersquatting cases?
What is an example of political cybersquatting?
What remedies are provided in the Cyberfraud Act?
Why is it claimed that the California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act is unconstitutional?

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