Hacking and Digital Dissidence Activities

  • Giovanni ZiccardiEmail author
Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 7)


This Chapter deals with hacking activities under several points of view. The first part is dedicated to describe the history of the hacker, then the analysis try to understand hackers’ role in modern technological society, their activities, and their relationship with the world of digital dissidence. The themes that are outlined are the relationship between hacking and cybercrime, the Do-It-Yourself approach, and the evolution of the hacker ethic. The last portion of the Chapter describes the threats to several hackers (especially cease-and-desist letters) during their research activities for the circumventing of security systems. Attention is also dedicated to the action of hacking the electronic electoral system, and to the security issues related to electronic voting machines in the world.


Legal Action Free Speech Digital World Audio Watermark Security Flaw 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department “Cesare Beccaria” Faculty of LawUniversity of MilanMilanoItaly

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