Social Science Computer Review, Vol. 23, No. 24, 2005
5 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2005
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: 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