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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video conferencing

using a computer, video camera, and network such as the Internet, to conduct a live conference between two or more people. Video conferencing is an extremely useful method of communication because it saves people the time and expense of travel and can often accomplish many of the things a physical meeting can. A two-person videoconference is known as point-to-point, while more than two people involved in a session is a multipoint conference. Until recently, video conferencing was prohibitive due to the costs of the equipment required, however, hardware costs have become more afford-able within the recent past.