Communication and internet law is one of the most developing areas of law. It deals with interaction on social media and others. It also encompasses issues concerning communication business like internet service providers or simply called network providers and so on. Internet lawyers help to arrest and imprison injustice in relation to internet use and abuse.
Internet users all over the world are fond of saying anything online which they can't even say in real life. This is because they think social media is just there to expunge your mind anyhow without taking precautionary measures. All social media users tend to hide under their fundamental Human Rights which is freedom of speech. However, this right has been most times abused by online users. Nobody is denying you of your freedom of speech but you should also be cognizant of what you say.
Internet communication is so delicate now to the extent that strictness of this law has been on a high and will continue to be. If you say something that is out of the question or you give hate speech, for instance, you will have to face the wrath of communication and internet law.
Defamation is one of the most common abuse of internet by internet users. Defamation is writing or saying a bad thing about someone very important like a public figure in order to tarnish his good public image and stain his personality. This is always lies garnered in the best interest of the internet or those who he works for as the case may be.
As an important person who is wrongly accused of an offense which was as a result of a defamation post on the internet, you should hire an internet defamation lawyer to initiate a defamation lawsuit and compelled the defendant to pay damages. This is the best you can do in this case because everyone will know and have interest in it even though it's a lie but your legal response will bring the issue to a convenient end.
Censorship is also another conservative measures the government of most countries of the world takes now to curb and control social media use and abuse. Social media censorship is a legal restriction placed on social media and social media users so as to ensure boundaries are not stepped and internet evils are not easily accessed. This is why you see in some countries, you can't access some malware system. This is why adult-contents websites usually ask you to agree to be 18 years or more before you can access it. This censorship is also why there's nowhere you can hide that you will not be traced. The restriction of access and proper monitoring of online activities by government and social media has made it easy to identify and apprehend a culprit.
Among related offense is content plagiarism. That is copying an article that was written by another person on a website and claiming it as yours either by putting it on your own website or by selling it on a freelance to your client.
This law is applicable not only to online media alone but also to offline media like national dailies, radio and television stations because communication and internet law is a law that spares no one.