UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – A stern warning goes to all social media freaks who’s stealing images from someone else’s profile. Posting without proper credits to the owner or permission could bring you to jail for 6 months and Dh500, 000 fine.
The said probation is under UAE’s IT law. There are still a huge number of people situated in UAE who has no knowledge that certain law exists. But according to a Dubai police senior officer, Major General Mohammed Al Shareef, this law actually exists and people should be aware of this.
Another warning was released by the police officials stating that parents should think twice in allowing their children to have their own social media accounts because they could be more prone to blackmail and threats. He added that there are already a lot of countries imposing this new protocol to minimize related crimes in which children are the main victim.
Responsible use of social media is nonetheless the very message these laws and warning want to voice out to the people. As technology advances, law violators are also becoming more techy and resourceful. As a counter blow, people should be more vigilant about these threats. Police officials from different countries all across the world is also becoming more open-minded about the possibilities of cyber-bullying in this century where technology is at its peak.
Owners should also be credited properly for their images so as to avoid unnecessary damages, fines and possible imprisonment. Since there are already a huge number of people engaging more on social media, certain laws, such as the one implied in the Dubai IT law, is there to protect possible crimes and moral damages that could cause inevitable damages to individuals. Nonetheless, it is always better to use social media properly, in accordance to the law, so everyone can enjoy its benefits.