Lex Cyberia

Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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features exclusive to a particular company’s product that add distinctive qualities to the product and often give it an edge in the marketplace. A proprietary component of a software program may be protected by a trademark or copyright and is not available to other manufacturers for use. For example, Worden Brothers, the creators of TC2000 stock tracking software, have included in their software a proprietary feature called Moneystream. This tool measures institutional and individual investor dollars flowing into and out of a stock, but only Worden Brothers know the exact parameters used for measuring Moneystream. Proprietary features are present in many hardware devices as well as in software.