Code Wars: 10 Years of P2P Software Litigation

Edward Elgar Publishing
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'With a combination of acute observation, close analysis and clear-headed honesty, Rebecca Giblin leads the reader to share her conclusion that there is no legislative, judicial, commercial or technical panacea for copyright infringement which P2P sof
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Edward Elgar Publishing
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Published on
Jan 1, 2011
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272
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9781849806220
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English
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Law / Computer & Internet
Law / Intellectual Property / Copyright
Law / Intellectual Property / General
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The man behind it all, pulling the strings from a laptop in Manila, was Paul Calder Le Roux—a reclusive programmer turned criminal genius who could only exist in the networked world of the twenty-first century, and the kind of self-made crime boss that American law enforcement had never imagined.

For half a decade, DEA agents played a global game of cat-and-mouse with Le Roux as he left terror and chaos in his wake. Each time they came close, he would slip away. It would take relentless investigative work, and a shocking betrayal from within his organization, to catch him. And when he was finally caught, the story turned again, as Le Roux struck a deal to bring down his own organization and the people he had once employed.

Award-winning investigative journalist Evan Ratliff spent four years piecing together this intricate puzzle, chasing Le Roux’s empire and his shadowy henchmen around the world, conducting hundreds of interviews and uncovering thousands of documents. The result is a riveting, unprecedented account of a crime boss built by and for the digital age.

Praise for The Mastermind

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 Introduction to Internet Scams and Fraud - Credit Card Theft, Work-At-Home Scams and Lottery Scams 
Table of Contents 
Introduction to Internet Scams and Fraud 
Getting to Know More about Internet Scams/Identity Theft/Credit Card Theft and Internet Frauds 
Difference between Internet scams And Internet Fraud 
Tips and Techniques to Recognize Frauds and Scams 
Rule number one – giving personal information out 
Rule number two – identification documents 
How does Internet fraud work? 
Lottery Scams 
Victim of Lottery Fraud? 
Giving Money Away Free Scam 
Protecting yourself from Internet fraud 
Part 2 
Credit card thefts/work-at-home scams/banks and scammers 
Work from Home Frauds – Facebook Fortune 
Country Oriented Work-At-Home Scams 
How to Recognize a Work-At-Home Scam 
Anti Internet Fraud agencies 
Social media advertising – YouTube etc. Promoting Scams 
Work-at-home programs 
Tips for Working at Home Jobs 
How to Trap Internet tricksters Through Social Media? 
How Do Banks Encourage Frauds? 
How Can a Bank Help in Catching a Scammer? 
Banking Laissez-faire attitudes 
Strict Ways of Tackling Credit Card Frauds 
Banking Secrets Unfolded 
Bank Update Frauds 
Conclusion 
Author Bio 
Publisher 

Introduction to Internet Scams and Frauds 

With the Internet becoming such an integral part of all our lives, is it a surprise that we are more vulnerable to Internet scams and Internet fraud. So for all those people who want to know about the different ways in which a person can get scammed through Internet scams and Internet fraud, here is a complete information dossier telling you all about identity thefts, credit card thefts, Internet fraud and Internet scams. 

Along with this, you are going to know more about how fraudsters can gain access to your bank account, thanks to emails which you demand information from you under the garb of updating your banking details and information. 

Ignorance is not bliss. In such cases you have to be one step ahead of all the scamsters who benefit from a credulous public who believe that if banking and financial company officials have written to you about a serious matter, it is serious. They thrive on such threatening and scare tactics, telling you that your account is going to be limited within three days or some such ultimatum. 

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So apart from showing you ways and means with which you can check these Internet scamsters and credit card identity thieves, this book is going to give you information on how you can protect yourself from future financial losses.
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