Hitting them where it hurts: Collaborating with intermediaries to take down Internet pirates

Written on 11 December 2012.


If the financing used by people who illegally upload or otherwise exploit content were cut off, it might be possible to combat the spread of their activities.

In a position paper entitled "Attacking the Money Supply to Fight Against Online Illegal Content?," Cédric Manara, professor of law at EDHEC Business School, examines the extent to which the collaboration of intermediaries has put an end to illegal activity on the Internet. This study looks at two main types of revenue made from online activity—money earned directly and that earned through the monetization (through advertising, for example) of a site—and provides a framework for implementing a proposal to cut off the lifeline that allows counterfeiters to flourish.

The aim of this study is to spark debate about preventive mechanisms targeting financial flows; on November 13, 2012 (on the EDHEC campus in Paris) it was presented to and discussed by representatives of UNIFAB (Union des Fabricants: French Anti-Counterfeiting Association), Google, PayPal and ASIC (Association des Services Internet Communautaires: French Association of Internet Community Services).

You can download the study by clicking on the following link
"Attacking the Money Supply to Fight Against Online Illegal Content?"

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