Brief Glossary of Terms on Communication Law and Information Technology

Author:Angelica Staicu, Dan Georgian
Position:Senior Lecturer, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania/Assistant Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania
Pages:55-65
ISSN: 2067 9211 Legal Sciences in the New Millennium
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Brief Glossary of Terms on
Communication Law and Information Technology
Angelica Staicu1, Georgian Dan2
Abstract: Given that the predominant communication is on the Internet and the use of new technologies, the
knowledge of common terms in the field, as well as the actual use of these technologies can often become
overwhelming. What does Word Wide Web (WWW) mean, URL, source code, object code, software, portal,
search engine, peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, web-blog, online credibility, electronic harassment, phishing, cyber
violence, hacking, etc.? That is why we intend, in the current document, to clarify some questions regarding the
knowledge of the field and the terms used, in order to better understand the virtual phenomenon and its forms of
manifestation. We intend to present a short glossary of terms and expressions, with explanations and examples.
The documentary material will then be presented to the entire academic community and, in particular, to the
students, the priority recipients of the scientific activity.
Keywords: Communication law and information technology; Word Wide Web (W.W.W.); URL; sou rce
code; phishing
Word Wide Web (W.W.W.)
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Figure 1. Word Wide Web (W.W.W.) Image
Today we cannot imagine the world without the existence of the Internet, the one which gives us instant
access to the information and services we need on a daily basis. But things were not always like that.
Have you ever wondered what the first web page was and, more than that, what it looked like?4
You can find the answer on the page created5 by Tim Berners-Lee on a NeXT computer in 1991, which
is a source of information about the then new and exciting World Wide Web. The current page is
1 Senior Lecturer, Ph D, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Blvd. Galati, Romania, Tel.: +40.372.361.317,
Corresponding author: chirila_angelica@univ-danubius.ro.
2 Assistant Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Blvd. Galati, Romania, Tel.: +40.372.361.317.
3 https://playtech.ro/2012/cum-arata-prima-pagina-web-din-lume/.
4 Victor Rizescu, https://playtech.ro/2012/cum-arata-prima-pagina-web-din-lume/.
5 https://www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.

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