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How does the Internet Identity Card ™ legally protect you online ?
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February 27, 2017
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What is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) protection?

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes the production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet.

Internetidentitycard.com frequently handles cases where someone has found their personal, private name(s) and picture(s) online without their authorization. Often they have been stolen from emails, phones, laptops or even cameras.If this happens to you, Internet Identity Card can help. Internetidentitycard.com has been very successful at getting this kind of personal infringements taken down.

A DMCA Takedown is when content is removed from a website at the request of the owner of the content or the owner of the copyright of the content.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) enacted in 1998, prevents others from using images or “work” in general without the permission from the author.

Legal Punishments for Copyright Infringement:

YOU will be fully responsible for ALL fees incurred by the individual who had to incur Loss in efforts to get you to take down their photos.

Note: DMCA Takedown does not require the content of the Internet Identity Card to be copyrighted in order for a takedown to occur. The fact that the content is yours, or the subject of a photo/video is you can be sufficient to request a takedown.

The Internet identity Card DMCA Protection Certificate shows the webpage indexed and protected by DMCA.

The certificate clearly identifies a number of key pieces of information for site users and owners. It also clearly states the content on that page is the property of the site owner or is used under permission by the site owner. Click here to view an example of a Protection Certificate

There are three kinds of Protection Certificates:

  1. verified
  2. unverified
  3. unauthorised

The Protection Certificate provides several specific key pieces of information to help protect your content:

  1. webpage title – direct connection to the specific Internet Identity Card webpage it is protecting
  2. verification status
  3. When the Protection of the Internet Identity Card URL  started
  4. Last Checked  tell you and site users when it was last scanned
  5. Language Option – communicate your copyright or content ownership in the language of your users.

All of this information and the tools connected to the Internet Identity Card are critical to helping prevent thieves from stealing your content. And if they do steal your content you have specific content protection information to provide as proof of ownership or copyright to process a successful takedown. It is a powerful solution and guard against theft.

If appropriate, start your takedown here: www.internetidentitycard.com/dmca-notice/

More information: https://www.internetidentitycard.com/dmca-compliant/  and https://www.internetidentitycard.com/dmca-policy/

What is the Berne Convention protection?

The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, usually known as the Berne Convention, is an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland, in 1886.

The Internet Identity Card’s © Copyright and Content are Protected in 171+ Countries via the Berne Convention

The Berne Convention formally mandated several aspects of modern copyright law; it introduced the concept that a copyright exists the moment a work is “fixed”, rather than requiring registration. It also enforces a requirement that countries recognize copyrights held by the citizens of all other signatory countries.

List of countries: www.internetidentitycard.com/list-of-parties-to-international-copyright-agreements/

What is the UETA and ESIGN Act protection?

You may see the terms ‘UETA’ and ‘ESign Act’ referred to on internetidentitycard.com website and elsewhere in connection with getting legally binding documents signed online. These are both regulatory acts drawn up by the US government to provide legal guidelines for ensuring the validity of electronic records and documents signed online. The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (‘UETA’) is an Act adopted by 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (‘ESIGN’) was passed at the federal level in 2000.

What Do These Acts Mean?

Together these Acts establish guidelines by which electronic records and signatures achieve the same legal standing as traditional paper documents and handwritten signatures. In other words, “A document or signature cannot be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form.” However, in order to achieve this equal standing, documents signed between parties in the United States must meet the requirements set down by these two Acts before they can be deemed ‘legal and binding’.

What Happens if These Requirements are NOT Met?

Documents that are signed without meeting the requirements set down by ESIGN and UETA may be challenged in court.

Making Internet identity Card Documents Legally Binding:

The Internet Identity Card prepares legally-binding documents in accordance with ESIGN and UETA. Contracts that are signed using Internet Identity Card’s E-Signature will hold up to legal scrutiny, providing an encrypted signature process and a comprehensive audit trail of exactly who signed, what, and when. Following these E-Signature guidelines, combined with our robust security and compliance measures, will ensure that Internet Identity Card’s E-Signature documents have the same legal standing as handwritten signatures on paper documents.

More information: https://www.internetidentitycard.com/ueta-esign-act/

What is Personality rights?

The right of publicity, often called personality rights, is the right of an individual to control the commercial use of his or her name, image, likeness, or other unequivocal aspects of one’s identity. It is generally considered a property right as opposed to a personal right, and as such, the validity of the right of publicity can survive the death of the individual (to varying degrees depending on the jurisdiction).

Personality rights are generally considered to consist of two types of rights: the right of publicity, or to keep one’s image and likeness from being commercially exploited without permission or contractual compensation, which is similar to the use of a trademark; and the right to privacy, or the right to be left alone and not have one’s personality represented publicly without permission. In common law jurisdictions, publicity rights fall into the realm of the tort of passing off. United States jurisprudence has substantially extended this right.

A commonly cited justification for this doctrine, from a policy standpoint, is the notion of natural rights and the idea that every individual should have a right to control how, if at all, his or her “persona” is commercialized by third parties. Usually, the motivation to engage in such commercialisation is to help propel sales or visibility for a product or service, which usually amounts to some form of commercial speech (which in turn receives the lowest level of judicial scrutiny). If an individual violates this right they will have to through a lawsuit.

Your right of privacy or publicity is violated when your name, voice, signature, photograph or likeness appears in a work of art and you can be clearly recognized as the subject shown in the work and you have not consented to the use.

The rights of an individual which are likely to be infringed by others are the right to good name, the right to dignity and the right to privacy, which are referred to as personality rights, which is a non-patrimonial interest which cannot exist separately from the individual.
Fraudulent misrepresentation occurs when one makes representation with intent to deceive and with the knowledge that the subject matter is false. An action for fraudulent misrepresentation allows for a remedy of damages and rescission. One can also sue for fraudulent misrepresentation in a tort action. Fraudulent misrepresentation is capable of being made recklessly.

What is the Personal Data Protection Rules in the EU ?

In January 2012, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of data protection rules in the EU.

On 4 May 2016, the official texts of the Regulation and the Directive have been published in the EU Official Journal in all the official languages. While the Regulation will enter into force on 24 May 2016, it shall apply from 25 May 2018. The Directive enters into force on 5 May 2016 and EU Member States have to transpose it into their national law by 6 May 2018.

The objective of this new set of rules is to give citizens back control over of their personal data, and to simplify the regulatory environment for business. The data protection reform is a key enabler of the Digital Single Market which the Commission has prioritised. The reform will allow European citizens and businesses to fully benefit from the digital economy.

Whenever you open a bank account, join a social networking website or book a flight online, you hand over vital personal information such as your name, address, and credit card number.

What happens to this data? Could it fall into the wrong hands? What rights do you have regarding your personal information?

Everyone has the right to the protection of personal data.

Under EU law, personal data can only be gathered legally under strict conditions, for a legitimate purpose. Furthermore, persons or organisations which collect and manage your personal information must protect it from misuse and must respect certain rights of the data owners which are guaranteed by EU law.

Every day within the EU, businesses, public authorities and individuals transfer vast amounts of personal data across borders. Conflicting data protection rules in different countries would disrupt international exchanges. Individuals might also be unwilling to transfer personal data abroad if they were uncertain about the level of protection in other countries.

Therefore, common EU rules have been established to ensure that your personal data enjoys a high standard of protection everywhere in the EU. You have the right to complain and obtain redress if your data is misused anywhere within the EU.

The EU’s Data Protection Directive also foresees specific rules for the transfer of personal data outside the EU to ensure the best possible protection of your data when it is exported abroad.

More information: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/

Your Internetidentitycard.com can help you take action against impersonators or copyright infringers. Internet Identity Card contents are DMCA and copyright protected in over 171+ countries worldwide via the Berne Convention.

With your Internetidentitycard.com, your online identity is protected from theft or unauthorised use. and any unauthorised use of your Internet Identity Card can be challenged around the clock to protect your online identity whenever it is under threat.

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What Have You Done To Protect Your Identity ?
Cyber Terrorism Cybercrime Cybersecurity Fake profile Identity Theft
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February 27, 2017
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It’s no secret that identity theft has become a major problem. Last year alone, more than 15 million Americans fell victim to this devastating crime.

Identity theft occurs when someone acquires key pieces of your personal information with the intent to commit fraud. Most commonly, they use this information to open new credit accounts and run up huge debts. However, this is not the only use of stolen personal information. It can also be used by someone looking to immigrate illegally, carry out terrorist activities, assume a new identity, or even to blackmail you or someone in your sphere of relationships.

How does a thief gain access to your identity?

While most people believe their greatest exposure to theft is through the Internet, experts say your mailbox (where thieves can obtain account statements, new checks and credit offers) and your garbage are the easiest ways criminals can access your personal information. The theft of your purse or wallet is also common. And then there’re those situations in which you willingly give out information over the phone (to someone who calls with a great offer) or over the Internet in response to a fraudulent email (commonly referred to as “phishing”).

Once a thief has your information, he generally has weeks (even months) before you become aware that there’s a problem. In fact, it may not become evident until you suddenly start receiving bills for revolving accounts you never set up, in towns you never visited, for items you never purchased. By this time, your credit report has become peppered with new accounts that you had no idea existed.

Once that happens, it’s a nightmare trying to undo the damage.

However, there are ways to be proactive and protect yourself. For instance, most credit card companies offer services that will monitor your account for unusual activity, notify you immediately if there’s a problem, and protect you from the fraudulent charges.
There are other ways you can help minimize your potential risk as well:

Never share your banking information, particularly your personal password, with anyone unless you initiated the contact or you personally know the person you’re dealing with. Legitimate banks and other businesses will not call or email you requesting your personal account information. When you receive a request for your account information (whether it’s a bank account, a credit card account), red flags should go up.

Create your Internet identity Card to prove and protect your online identity.
 
Always guard your PIN (personal identification number) at ATMs.

Sadly, you shouldn’t leave outgoing mail in your home mailbox for pickup. Either take the mail to the post office or drop it off at a secure postal mailbox.

Never carry your Social Security card in your wallet. If you have to carry credit cards in your purse or wallet, as most of us do, keep them to a minimum. Preferably a single card.

Never use your credit card on the Internet unless you’re initiating the purchase and it’s done through a secure connection. You can quickly identify a secure connection by checking for “https” in the URL or the lock icon in the corner of the screen.

Keep a list of your credit card and bank account numbers in a secure location, such as a locked safe or a safety deposit box.

Always shred personal documents. This includes all those credit card offers you receive in the mail, old account statements, billing statements, credit card statements, etc.

Keep track of your bank and credit card statements. Make sure they arrive every month and monitor them for any unusual activity. If a bill doesn’t show up, it can be an indication that someone has set up a change of address without your knowledge.

Order a credit report twice per year, review them, and compare them carefully. If you discover any fraudulent entries immediately contact each agency, explain the situation and follow the proper procedures to correct the problem.

Identity theft is on the rise throughout the United States, but that doesn’t mean it has to happen to you. Take a few diligent precautions and your chances of never becoming a victim increase dramatically.

 

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Fight back: you can win the identity theft battle!
Cybercrime Fake profile Identity Theft Online Security
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February 27, 2017
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You may be a victim of identity theft and not even know it. Thieves may have secured important information about you and are using it without you knowing what they are doing. By the time you discover their nasty deeds, much damage may have already been done. While you may not be held responsible for their antics, the aggravation and recurring pain you will go through in restoring your good name can be intense. Let’s take a look at some ways you can stop identity theft now.

Protect your social security number. There are very few people in life who really need to know your social security number. Besides government entities and certain creditors, no one should be asking you for that information. If they do, politely refuse or instruct them to mail their request to you in writing.

Block telemarketers. Make certain that your phone number is registered on “do not call” registries to keep telemarketers at bay. You control your phone; get caller i.d. to avoid those who slip through the loopholes in the law.

Chop it up. Important documents you no longer need should not be tossed in the trash without going through a shredder first. Purchase a unit that shreds your paper into small diamonds to ensure that no thief will piece back together important information and make you an easy victim of identity theft.

Examine your monthly statements. With consumers charging just about anything including their gas, food, store, and online purchases, it can be easy to skim through monthly credit card statements without paying attention to every line. Crafty thieves are hoping that you will do just that! Examine each line and respond to anything that doesn’t look legitimate. If you have a dispute, follow the instructions from your credit card supplier on how to contest something that is not right. Usually, in order to maintain your rights, you have to register your dispute in writing.

Guard your mail. Having a mailbox on the street is an easy way for thieves to drive up, take your mail, and cruise away. In some neighborhoods, it is simply better to use a secured post office box than to risk thieves riding off with your mail. If you suspect that someone has stolen your mail, notify your local postmaster. The United States Postal Service has a crack team of investigators who are heavily involved in battling identity theft through mail fraud.

Shield your computer. By running the most current internet security programs, regularly updating your various passwords, and only buying goods through a secure site [which are those with an “s” in their web address: https], you can limit the opportunities for thieves to steal your information.

In order to prevent identity theft you can create your unique internet identity card ™, that incontrovertibly establishes your true identity and you can use this internet identity card to engage in debates where you don’t have to hide your identity.

The internet identity card is not obligatory, but can be used, whenever needed, in circumstances where this would help the user to identify the authenticity of others presence and corroborate them as who they purport themselves to be.

If you know that you are a victim of identity theft, notify your local police department and file a report with them. In addition, contact all 3 credit reporting agencies and ask that a “fraud alert” be placed in your credit file.

You must take aggressive action to counter this widespread problem and to ensure that your good name and credit record are properly restored. Fight back: you can win the identity theft battle!

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Identity Theft Website – Knowing Your Rights
Cybercrime Fake profile Identity Theft Online Security
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February 27, 2017
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Identity theft is a crime wherein another person obtains your personal data and uses this information in any act involving deception or fraud, such as shopping for online goods and other financial loses without your authorization. To know your rights and learn how to prevent this life-changing experience from occurring, you should look for information on identity theft websites.

You need to understand that identity theft is a serious crime wherein the criminal can use your personal information, such as Social Security Number, credit card and bank account numbers, telephone calling card numbers and other personal data that criminals may use for personal profit it your expense. However, if you’re one of the many victims that have experienced a complete take-over of their identities, then you may become extremely in debt or be put in jail for some crime the crook has made.

Identity theft websites offer information about fraud and identity theft, precautions you should know to protect your name from theft and steps to restore your name and financial loses caused by the criminal responsible.

All You Need to Know About Identity Theft

When you become a victim of identity theft, dealing with the problem can be very frustrating because you don’t know where to start and who can help. Identity theft websites can point you to the right direction and give you advice from both experts and fellow identity theft victims.

If you are not a victim of identity theft, you can prevent becoming one of the statistics in the future by creating your Internet Identity Card to prove and protect your online identity.

Identity theft websites can give you useful tips in spotting unusual activities in your credit report, so that you can stop the criminal before it is too late. You can learn about the common ways criminals use to commit identity theft, understand how these criminals steal identities and prevent identity theft from happening to you or your loved ones.
If you have been a victim of identity theft, you can learn your legal rights and understand the laws that you need to follow in order to deal with your problems. Since each person victimized by identity theft has varying problems, an identity theft website can provide you with the specific answers to your problem based on your individual problems and needs. Some common problems include fraud electronic withdrawals, new accounts, checks and other paper transactions, bankruptcy fraud, credit cards, debt collectors, driver’s license, passport, mail theft, student loans, social security number fraud and other fraudulent actions involving your personal identity.

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