Re-Positioning the Law of Theft in View Of Recent


  • Mzukisi Niven Njotini University of South Africa



ICTs, World Wide Web, Internet, Hardware, Software


Information and communication technologies (ICTs) continue to influence the behaviour of society. Sometimes this influence is so unreal that it was only imagined in science fiction.  Specifically, the rapid rise in the use of ICTs has resulted in the emergence of new kinds of object, namely data, that do not necessarily meet the traditional legal discription of property. Because these objects can be wrongfully appropriated online, an inquiry is then made regarding  whether they are property that is capable of being stolen.


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Author Biography

Mzukisi Niven Njotini, University of South Africa

LLB, LLM, LLD Candidate




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How to Cite

Njotini, M. N. (2017). Re-Positioning the Law of Theft in View Of Recent. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 19, 1–41.




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