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Bush pushes for cybercrime treaty

President Bush has asked the U.S. Senate to ratify the first international cybercrime treaty. In a letter to the Senate on Monday, Bush called the Council of Europe’s controversial treaty “an effective tool in the global effort to combat computer-related crime” and “the only multilateral treaty to address the problems of computer-related crime and electronic evidence gathering.” Even though the United States is a nonvoting member of the Council of Europe, it has pressed hard for the cybercrime treaty as a way to establish international criminal standards related to copyright infringement, online fraud, child pornography and network intrusions. The U.S. Department of Justice says the treaty will eliminate “procedural and jurisdictional obstacles that can delay or endanger international investigations.” Full Story

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