Reselling Spy Gadgets And The Law: Be Armed With Facts

Ignorance is not an excuse,’ or so the police keep telling me. Don’t make the mistake of selling spy gadgets for an illegal application. Get armed with the facts you need right here:

Hearing the term spy gadgets will trigger images of James Bond movies,Guest Posting spy versus spy actions and other secret government operations. Many have been obsessed with these gadgets and most have nurtured a concealed dream at the rear of their minds of owning one of these engaging devices sometime.

Technological advancements have fueled the development of spy gadgets which are now made more reasonable and available than previously. These spy gadgets are available not only for law enforcement agents or private investigators and also to typical individuals wanting to possess one for whatever purposes they might have. A wide selection of widgets and tools can be had at ridiculously inexpensive prices from China wholesalers or drop ship providers making them terribly worthwhile and hot items to sell at your internet store.

However , as a reseller of these things, you should be aware that the use of spy gadgets and related tools are bound by law and should be used in accordance with these regulations. Your clients are accountable for whatever applications they have on the spy gadgets they buy. But as a reseller it is your responsibility to inform or educate them about these regulations not only to stop misuse but to guard your own interests as well .

Spy Gadgets And The Law

Spy gadgets are used to capture images, audio recordings and video footage of an individual or location for security and surveillance purposes. While some individuals may use these gizmos to take engaging shot of animals without alarming them or play practical jokes on pals, most of us would use spy gadgets to trace and monitor the actions of certain individuals : Folks suspected of taking part in criminal activities ; spouses cheating on their partners ; employees swiping from company properties ; nannies maltreating kids ; and so very much more.

However, spy gadgets should be employed in accordance and within the boundaries of applicable privacy laws and these laws may alter between different states, regions or countries. In the U. S. , The utilising of wiretapping and eavesdropping on oral, wire, and electronic communications is controlled by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and is only legal if authorized by a Fed. Court or if there is prior consent given by the influenced parties.

Fed law does not have clear rules yet on silent video monitoring or monitoring using webcams or spy cameras minus the audio element. Adding a mike to record conversations and audio recordings of folks without their knowledge are definitely breaches of privacy laws. Except for that, you are surely violating privacy laws if these surveillance widgets were installed in truly absolutely non-public places such as bedrooms and bathrooms.

Entrepreneurs planning to install video cameras inside their premises to watch goods and observe workers should also protect themselves from issues on privacy laws by posting notices or cautions informing folk that surveillance camera are installed. This proactive step won’t just stop people or workers from doing unwanted acts however it will also shield you from any future beefs against privacy violations.

Shielding Yourself When Selling Spy Gizmos

Knowing the laws and rules concerning the proper use of spy gadgets, you can now take steps in defending yourself and your online store should buyers violate these laws and you can start by adding a disclaimer to your store. First and foremost is a statement that clearly states that the gadgets you’re selling are only meant for their intended applications only and shouldn’t be utilized for any illegal activities.

Your customers should have a clear understanding that these devices are bounded by privacy laws and your clients have the responsibility of knowing and following the relevant privacy laws in their own nations. It should be clear to them that these devices should be used only on legal applications such as those performed by police, private investigators, store detectives, and similar applications.

Protect yourself from potential misuse by adding an indemnity clause stating that you and your company will not be held accountable for any damages or losses stemming from misuse of any of your products for illegal purposes. Repeat these alerts in your delivery section by mentioning you can send these spy gizmo products to any country it should be the buyer’s responsibility to understand if such products can be legally imported and used in their states and you shall not be held responsible if the customer insist on using the products unlawfully.

Tips You Should Give Your Clients

Safeguarding yourself from misapplication of your spy gadget products is one thing, but informing or training your client on proper use would be a good extra mile that your customers would really appreciate. You can start by informing customers to test the laws in the states about importation, taxed and usage of spy gadgets and other similar safety devices.

You may also put articles in your site about proper placement of these spy gadgets, use of warning signs, and the lawfulness of using recorded audio and video materials in court. This can serve as guide for them aside from giving them recommendations on how to test their local customs and excise websites.

As an internet retailer, reselling spy gadgets could be a profitable and very profit-making way of conducting business on the internet. You can get good wholesale costs by checking out directories and websites where providers from China are listed and approached. But the successfulness of your web business can only be accomplished if you things properly and within the vicinity of the law and educating yourself by materials found online will be the first step to take in the right direction

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The Metaphors of the Net

A decade after the invention of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee is promoting the “Semantic Web”. The Internet hitherto is a repository of digital content. It has a rudimentary inventory system and very crude data location services.

I. The Genetic Blueprint

A decade after the invention of the World Wide Web,Guest Posting Tim Berners-Lee is promoting the “Semantic Web”. The Internet hitherto is a repository of digital content. It has a rudimentary inventory system and very crude data location services. As a sad result, most of the content is invisible and inaccessible. Moreover, the Internet manipulates strings of symbols, not logical or semantic propositions. In other words, the Net compares values but does not know the meaning of the values it thus manipulates. It is unable to interpret strings, to infer new facts, to deduce, induce, derive, or otherwise comprehend what it is doing. In short, it does not understand language. Run an ambiguous term by any search engine and these shortcomings become painfully evident. This lack of understanding of the semantic foundations of its raw material (data, information) prevent applications and databases from sharing resources and feeding each other. The Internet is discrete, not continuous. It resembles an archipelago, with users hopping from island to island in a frantic search for relevancy.

Even visionaries like Berners-Lee do not contemplate an “intelligent Web”. They are simply proposing to let users, content creators, and web developers assign descriptive meta-tags (“name of hotel”) to fields, or to strings of symbols (“Hilton”). These meta-tags (arranged in semantic and relational “ontologies” – lists of metatags, their meanings and how they relate to each other) will be read by various applications and allow them to process the associated strings of symbols correctly (place the word “Hilton” in your address book under “hotels”). This will make information retrieval more efficient and reliable and the information retrieved is bound to be more relevant and amenable to higher level processing (statistics, the development of heuristic rules, etc.). The shift is from HTML (whose tags are concerned with visual appearances and content indexing) to languages such as the DARPA Agent Markup Language, OIL (Ontology Inference Layer or Ontology Interchange Language), or even XML (whose tags are concerned with content taxonomy, document structure, and semantics). This would bring the Internet closer to the classic library card catalogue.

Even in its current, pre-semantic, hyperlink-dependent, phase, the Internet brings to mind Richard Dawkins’ seminal work “The Selfish Gene” (OUP, 1976). This would be doubly true for the Semantic Web.

Dawkins suggested to generalize the principle of natural selection to a law of the survival of the stable. “A stable thing is a collection of atoms which is permanent enough or common enough to deserve a name”. He then proceeded to describe the emergence of “Replicators” – molecules which created copies of themselves. The Replicators that survived in the competition for scarce raw materials were characterized by high longevity, fecundity, and copying-fidelity. Replicators (now known as “genes”) constructed “survival machines” (organisms) to shield them from the vagaries of an ever-harsher environment.

This is very reminiscent of the Internet. The “stable things” are HTML coded web pages. They are replicators – they create copies of themselves every time their “web address” (URL) is clicked. The HTML coding of a web page can be thought of as “genetic material”. It contains all the information needed to reproduce the page. And, exactly as in nature, the higher the longevity, fecundity (measured in links to the web page from other web sites), and copying-fidelity of the HTML code – the higher its chances to survive (as a web page).

Replicator molecules (DNA) and replicator HTML have one thing in common – they are both packaged information. In the appropriate context (the right biochemical “soup” in the case of DNA, the right software application in the case of HTML code) – this information generates a “survival machine” (organism, or a web page).

The Semantic Web will only increase the longevity, fecundity, and copying-fidelity or the underlying code (in this case, OIL or XML instead of HTML). By facilitating many more interactions with many other web pages and databases – the underlying “replicator” code will ensure the “survival” of “its” web page (=its survival machine). In this analogy, the web page’s “DNA” (its OIL or XML code) contains “single genes” (semantic meta-tags). The whole process of life is the unfolding of a kind of Semantic Web.

In a prophetic paragraph, Dawkins described the Internet:

“The first thing to grasp about a modern replicator is that it is highly gregarious. A survival machine is a vehicle containing not just one gene but many thousands. The manufacture of a body is a cooperative venture of such intricacy that it is almost impossible to disentangle the contribution of one gene from that of another. A given gene will have many different effects on quite different parts of the body. A given part of the body will be influenced by many genes and the effect of any one gene depends on interaction with many others…In terms of the analogy, any given page of the plans makes reference to many different parts of the building; and each page makes sense only in terms of cross-reference to numerous other pages.”

What Dawkins neglected in his important work is the concept of the Network. People congregate in cities, mate, and reproduce, thus providing genes with new “survival machines”. But Dawkins himself suggested that the new Replicator is the “meme” – an idea, belief, technique, technology, work of art, or bit of information. Memes use human brains as “survival machines” and they hop from brain to brain and across time and space (“communications”) in the process of cultural (as distinct from biological) evolution. The Internet is a latter day meme-hopping playground. But, more importantly, it is a Network. Genes move from one container to another through a linear, serial, tedious process which involves prolonged periods of one on one gene shuffling (“sex”) and gestation. Memes use networks. Their propagation is, therefore, parallel, fast, and all-pervasive. The Internet is a manifestation of the growing predominance of memes over genes. And the Semantic Web may be to the Internet what Artificial Intelligence is to classic computing. We may be on the threshold of a self-aware Web.

2. The Internet as a Chaotic Library

A. The Problem of Cataloguing

The Internet is an assortment of billions of pages which contain information. Some of them are visible and others are generated from hidden database

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