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    Legal Discussions

    I had a thought.

    Maybe the site would benefit from the addition of a "Legal Discussions" Forum.

    I think sometimes Cosmos is too broad a forum for legal issues/questions, and other times the various security-specific forums are not broad enough.

    Granted, there would have to be a Disclaimer, probably a sticky reminding everyone that the forum is just there for informational purposes, and you should talk to a lawyer for legal advice, especially concerning the differences between countries and even states (Thanks, Neg )

    Anywho, just wondering your thoughts...
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    Legal discussions of what? Divorce? accidents? pit-bull attacks?

    If it's security related, can we not use Misc Security? (the reason I ask is how much legal discussions do we get into at present and thus, does it necessarily warrant it?)
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    Granted that we are still attempting to adhere to the whole "we are an information security site" thing but I would appreciate a forum for legal discussion. Law is one of my greatest interests. From getting out of speeding tickets due to a technicality...to supreme court issues. I *think* that the question isn't going to be whether or not people could benefit from it, but whether or not is has a place on this site. I personally would be more involved with the site just to check out any current legal discussions, especially since I plan on going to law school (eventually) after I get my CIS degree. (For those of you that are like 'you can't do that', pre-law isn't a requirement for acceptance into law school).

    On a side note, I also had trouble finding an online legal discussions forum. Except for a German one....

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    Originally posted here by MsMittens
    Legal discussions of what?
    Sorry I wasn't clear; It would be relevant to computer and technology-related laws.

    For instance, folks always askquestion like, "What are the legal ramifications of hacking a .gov?" or "I found sensitive information on a scrap Hard Disk, what do I do?"

    I just thought a specific forum for people to ask these questions and post news, etc. made sense.
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    I think this is a very good suggestion.

    I realize a lot of new forum types have been suggested by many, many people (myself included) and these need to be carefully considered. There are already a large number of forums to choose from, and it makes for a messy looking forum list at best. Maybe a restructuring of the forums we HAVE already, to encompass new ideas and better serve the existing groups already active.

    Also, I bet a few of the forums are fairly inactive and could use to be closed out and archived...not sure, but it's entirely possible.

    Sorry keezel, I disagree with you...yes I too like discussions of this nature, and could always use some advice on getting out of a speeding ticket, but if they aren't specific to the craft of Information Security, those should probably go in Cosmos.

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    I know I am relatively new to the group, but I would be willing to moderate this forum, if created. I have quite a bit of experience in this area.
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    Law has always been an interesting topic to me...which should be apparent by some of my posts, such as the one I just posted " Computer Crimes " in Misc. Security.
    And there is a fair amount of discussion on the topic in the forums already from which one could conclude there is enough interest...but it's not usually a topic in and of itself...it's usually a part of another topic and is brought into the conversation.

    Personally, I would use a legal forum...but as a topic by itself I'm not sure if it would have enough of an interest to be a forum unto itself.

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    My vote is...yes...but I doubt that there will be enough of us interested in it as a stand-alone topic to warrant a forum.

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