Nominet educates 'accidental outlaws' [Infographic]

Nominet is backing a campaign to educate users about how British laws apply online, and has set up knowthenet.org.

Nominet is backing a campaign to educate users about how British laws apply online, and has set up knowthenet.org.uk to provide consumers with free advice. A YouGov study of more than 2,000 consumers found that "on average, only 44 percent of people were able to correctly identify illegal activities when presented with a range of possible online scenarios including defamation, copyright infringement and hacking". The results are displayed below as an infographic.

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