Electronic Theft: Unlawful Acquisition in Cyberspace

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April 2001



This study names, describes and analyzes the range of electronic and digital theft, and constitutes the first major survey of the field. The authors cover a broad list of electronic misdemeanors, including extortion, defrauding governments, telephone fraud, securities fraud, deceptive advertising and other business practices, industrial espionage, intellectual property crimes, and the misappropriation and unauthorized use of personal information.


Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Theft and cyberspace; 2. Stealing funds electronically; 3. Digital extortion; 4. Defrauding governments electronically; 5. Telephone fraud and theft of internet services; 6. Online securities fraud; 7. Electronic 'snake oil': deceptive and misleading online advertising and business practices; 8. Intellectual property in cyberspace; 9. Industrial espionage in the digital age; 10. The electronic misappropriation and dissemination of personal information; 11. The limits of the law in controlling electronic theft; References; Index.


Review of the hardback: '... an excellent read for those who want to get a general understanding of theft in the communication age ... I would recommend this book to anyone interested in how the study of criminology has been accommodated to new digital technologies.' International Journal of Law and Information Technology
EAN: 9780521805971
ISBN: 052180597X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2001
Seitenanzahl: 246 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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