Day: April 26, 2010

Graduated response: a least cost solution to reducing online copyright infringementGraduated response: a least cost solution to reducing online copyright infringement



A new article, Three strikes law: a least cost solution to rampant online piracy, published  by Charn Wing Wan, argues that graduated response systems can be justified on economic grounds as a way of reducing transaction costs associated with enforcing online copyright infringement.

The abstract of the article states the following:

“Legal context: The prohibitively high cost of civil litigation is inefficient against millions of online infringers; it is virtually impossible to stop online infringement. The establishment and maintenance of a social norm which makes people willing to conform to pro-copyright norms independent of any consideration of legal incentives is indispensable in the fight against online infringers.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-26Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-26