Issue No.04 - July/August (2010 vol.8)
Benjamin Edelman , Harvard Business School
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2010.132
Web users face considerable fraud, malfeasance, and economic harm that system operators could prevent or mitigate. Although the legal system can respond, regulations have mixed results. The author examines the applicable legal rules that constrain online fraud and the economic underpinnings to identify whether those rules assign responsibility to the parties best positioned to take action.
online fraud, fraud regulations, Internet fraud, Communications Decency Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Benjamin Edelman, "Least-Cost Avoiders in Online Fraud and Abuse", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.8, no. 4, pp. 78-81, July/August 2010, doi:10.1109/MSP.2010.132