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Could anyone please suggest a good site, like SO, for people working with cyber crime and forensics?

I have a few questions which probably don't belong here. I looked at, but there are only two questions tagged forensics there, one of which is mine. The community there is not very active.

I have some questions also relating to UK statutes, copyright infringement, unlicensed pornography, piracy, etc... anyone know a good place to ask about these topics?

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Hmm... I could create a GUI for this in Visual Basic. – user27414 Dec 8 '09 at 0:05
*sigh* if only that were the first time we'd heard that joke around here... – quack quixote Dec 8 '09 at 0:14

I would check out the forums. They will be able to help you out with most technical details of whatever you're trying to do.

If you're snooping around for advice on statues, copyright infringement, and legal matters you should find a lawyer. It doesn't matter how knowledgeable the person on the other end of the keyboard is, you have no way to prove that the advice they gave you will keep you out of trouble and it will not stand up as a credible source should legal authorities demand an explanation of your actions let alone should you contaminate your evidence.

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I would have upvoted this, but your boldness scared me away... – Ladybug Killer Dec 7 '09 at 23:03
Why is everyone against boldness? Being bold (and writing in bold) is exactly the right way to approach life, the universe, and everything! – Maxim Zaslavsky Dec 8 '09 at 3:56

Without knowing your specific question, if it's about a technical aspect of computer forensics, I'd say Stack Overflow would probably be the best site in the trilogy to start. There's a chance it will get migrated, but at least then you'd know where to ask further similar questions.

If your question is about a legal aspect of computer forensics, I'm afraid no site in the trilogy is a good fit. Laws are different in every country, so legal questions for any specific country are likely to be closed as "too localized."

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Sounds like you need to start a new Stack Exchange site.

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Someone has started an Area 51 proposal for a computing forensics site!

Support it by following, asking example questions, and voting on others' questions.

Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: eDiscovery & Digital Forensics

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Don't ask me how I came to find this question; I'm only marginally sure myself ;-) – Shokhet Nov 25 '14 at 20:48
@Mooseman I didn't realize that there was a referral in that link; I just took the one from the "spread this proposal" part. Oops. – Shokhet Nov 25 '14 at 21:00

A lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction?

I know, it's the usual cop-out answer, but it may be the right way to go, depending on the situation.

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