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Coddling Spies: Why the Law Doesn't Adequately Address Computer Spyware


Alan F. Blakley


Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Daniel Garrie


Law & Forensics; Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Matthew Armstrong


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Law-Camden


Duke Law & Technology Review, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
Consumers and businesses have attempted to use the common law of torts as well as federal statutes like the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Act, and the Wiretap Act to address the expanding problem of spyware. Spyware, which consists of software applications inserted into another's computer to report a user's activity to an outsider, is as innocuous as tracking purchases or as sinister as stealing trade secrets or an individual's identity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: spyware, software, privacy, spy ware, adware

JEL Classification: K41


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Date posted: June 14, 2006  

Suggested Citation

Blakley, Alan F. and Garrie, Daniel and Armstrong, Matthew, Coddling Spies: Why the Law Doesn't Adequately Address Computer Spyware. Duke Law & Technology Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=901998

Contact Information

Alan F. Blakley (Contact Author)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School ( email )
300 S. Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901
Daniel B. Garrie
Law & Forensics ( email )
6506 3rd Ave NW
Suite C
Seattle, WA 98117
United States
855 529 2466 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.lawandforensics.com
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law ( email )
55 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
United States

Matthew Armstrong
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Law-Camden ( email )
217 N. 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1203
United States
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