Monday, January 24, 2005

Paper: Warez Regulation

A five page paper by Eric Goldman on warez traders, their motivations and the policy conclusions that may be drawn from them. As one can put that in a few pages: The Challenges of Regulating Warez Trading (SSRN). Here's the abstract:
This short essay analyzes the policy challenges of legally conforming the behavior of warez traders. The essay discusses the motivations for warez trading, how criminalizing the behavior may counterproductively encourage it, and why legislators and prosecutors continue to target warez trading despite the counterproductive effects.


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