Computer owners have property rights and property-like rights (like the protections of computer fraud laws or the Electronic Communications Privacy Act) in their computers and the data stored within the computers These rights are important. Without property rights, computer owners have no legal recourse when their computers are abused via the Internet. It is also problematic. Most Internet use involves computers that are not one's own. With unchecked property rights, Internet users are at the mercy of computer owners. The problem is coming up with a coherent, consistent, predictable system of determining which interactions with a computer will cause liability? This article proposes such a system. The article is available online at: http://journal.law.ufl.edu/~techlaw/vol6/Preston.html Contact the author at the above email address. ISN is hosted by SecurityFocus.com --- To unsubscribe email LISTSERVat_private with a message body of "SIGNOFF ISN".
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