Wednesday, November 22, 2006
A fascinating story in the Wall Street Journal titled, "To Catch Crooks in Cyberspace, FBI Goes Global" discusses the cooperation that the U.S. has provided to other countries in the investigation of international cybercrime. Without doubt, cybercrime poses unusual problems in that it crosses borders by a mere keystroke. What becomes problematic is when the U.S. decides to prosecute the conduct merely because it affects this country. The Wall Street Jrl. article puts a good face on the U.S. prosecution in that it describes the U.S. providing assistance to other countries in the investigative stage, with other countries then proceeding with the prosecution.