Raiding the net: Is there a need for an information highway patrol?
The public debate on the regulation of the Internet and on cryptography policy during the last years has shown a conflict between the authorities' goal of crime prevention and the net users' need for privacy and net security. In this paper, this conflict is examined from an economic point of view. The paper starts with a short description of the different needs and goals of private users and the authorities. Then the state‐of‐the‐art of encryption technology and its implications for illegal and criminal use of the Internet are discussed. The analytical core follows next; it consists of a game theoretical model of the interaction between the authorities and private users where the degree of regulation of the Internet will be derived. Thereby it is taken into account that private users will react to any state intervention by choosing an appropriate level of Internet use. On this basis, the proposed state interventions will be evaluated. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 1 (1999)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.springer.com|
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.springer.com/economics/economic+theory/journal/11066/PS2|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:kap:netnom:v:1:y:1999:i:1:p:37-52. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sonal Shukla)or (Rebekah McClure)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.