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The Challenges of Regulating Warez Trading

Social Science Computer Review, Vol. 23, No. 24, 2005

5 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2005  

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

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.

Keywords: Warez, trading, traders, copyright infringement, pirates, abandonware

JEL Classification: K14, 033, 034

Suggested Citation

Goldman, Eric, The Challenges of Regulating Warez Trading. Social Science Computer Review, Vol. 23, No. 24, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=652702

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