Cybersquatting is the act of registering a popular Internet address–usually a company name–with the intent of selling it to its rightful owner.
Comparing cybersquatting to online extortion, Senator Spencer Abraham, a Michigan Republican, has introduced to Congress the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. This bill, if enacted, would make cybersquatting illegal. Violators would be charged a fine of up to $300,000.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has also outlined anti-cybersquatting tactics, which have been endorsed by ICANN (Ironically enough, someone recently registered www.wipo.com in order to sell it back to WIPO for several thousand dollars).
Even though legislation has not been enacted, almost all cybersquatting court-case decisions are against cybersquatters.
Also called social suicide, cybersuicide is a slang term used to describe a suicide or suicide attempt that has been influenced by Web sites on the Internet. Cybersuicide is usually denoted by a public showing of the suicide or suicide attempt when the victim uses a Webcam to record the suicide attempt or provides a […]
- cycle time
A measurement of how quickly two back-to-back accesses of a memory chip can be made. Note that a DRAM chip’s cycle time is usually much longer than its access time, which measures only a single access. This is because there is a latency between successive memory accesses.
A single track location on all the platters making up a hard disk. For example, if a hard disk has four platters, each with 600 tracks, then there will be 600 cylinders, and each cylinder will consist of 8 tracks (assuming that each platter has tracks on both sides).
- cylinder zero
Cylinder zero refers to the outermost cylinder in a hard disk that can be used for data storage.
A slang term used to describe the feeling of belonging in cyberspace. For example, this could be owning real estate in cyberspace, such as a domain name. It is also used to describe interactions of people in cyberspace through blogs, chat rooms, instant messaging, discussion forums and other places where people can communicate online.