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autodog
06-24-08, 12:48 PM
Greetings, I am taking a white collar crime class and am trying to
find a citation, either federal law or state(s) addressing click
fraud. I have googled "click fraud" and variants but have found
nothing. Any help would be appreciated. JM

Todd H.
06-25-08, 09:27 AM
autodog <autodog@aol.com> writes:

> Greetings, I am taking a white collar crime class and am trying to
> find a citation, either federal law or state(s) addressing click
> fraud. I have googled "click fraud" and variants but have found
> nothing. Any help would be appreciated. JM

I'm not sure you'll find one specifically.

I am not a lawyer, and not even an advertiser, but thinking about the
problem for 5 minutes I'd say I wouldn't be surprised if the "fraud"
that occurs with these pay per click agreements is really civil rather
than criminal in nature.

That is, I might imagine the "fraud" is really doing something that's
expressly against the terms of the advertising contract between teh
hosting site and the people buying the advertising.

The wikipedia page on click fraud cites 3 class action cases:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_fraud

And if the class action wikipedia page is to be believed, these are
civil cases governed by overned by Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Rule 23
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_action#United_States

The key word there being "civil."

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Todd H.
http://www.toddh.net/

autodog
06-25-08, 11:37 AM
On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:29:40 -0400, "David H. Lipman"
<DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote:

>From: "autodog" <autodog@aol.com>
>
>| Greetings, I am taking a white collar crime class and am trying to
>| find a citation, either federal law or state(s) addressing click
>| fraud. I have googled "click fraud" and variants but have found
>| nothing. Any help would be appreciated. JM
>
>Please define what you perceive to be "click fraud".

I guess one of the better definitions I've come across goes something
like this....Click fraud occurs when a person or a programmed script
incurs a "pay-per-click" charge event for an advertiser by causing the
appearance of a legitimate visitor to the advertisers web site.

David H. Lipman
06-25-08, 04:29 PM
From: "autodog" <autodog@aol.com>

| Greetings, I am taking a white collar crime class and am trying to
| find a citation, either federal law or state(s) addressing click
| fraud. I have googled "click fraud" and variants but have found
| nothing. Any help would be appreciated. JM

Please define what you perceive to be "click fraud".

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Dave
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Jim Watt
06-26-08, 12:20 PM
On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 21:07:12 +0430, autodog <autodog@aol.com> wrote:

>On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:29:40 -0400, "David H. Lipman"
><DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote:
>
>>From: "autodog" <autodog@aol.com>
>>
>>| Greetings, I am taking a white collar crime class and am trying to
>>| find a citation, either federal law or state(s) addressing click
>>| fraud. I have googled "click fraud" and variants but have found
>>| nothing. Any help would be appreciated. JM
>>
>>Please define what you perceive to be "click fraud".
>
>I guess one of the better definitions I've come across goes something
>like this....Click fraud occurs when a person or a programmed script
>incurs a "pay-per-click" charge event for an advertiser by causing the
>appearance of a legitimate visitor to the advertisers web site.

Its a civil matter covered by the contract in place between the
non clicking parties.
--
Jim Watt
http://www.gibnet.com

autodog
06-28-08, 09:43 PM
Thank you Mr. Watt, I have since found that you are correct. Thanks
again. Jim

On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 19:20:33 +0200, Jim Watt <jimwatt@aol.no_way>
wrote:

>On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 21:07:12 +0430, autodog <autodog@aol.com> wrote:
>
>>On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:29:40 -0400, "David H. Lipman"
>><DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote:
>>
>>>From: "autodog" <autodog@aol.com>
>>>
>>>| Greetings, I am taking a white collar crime class and am trying to
>>>| find a citation, either federal law or state(s) addressing click
>>>| fraud. I have googled "click fraud" and variants but have found
>>>| nothing. Any help would be appreciated. JM
>>>
>>>Please define what you perceive to be "click fraud".
>>
>>I guess one of the better definitions I've come across goes something
>>like this....Click fraud occurs when a person or a programmed script
>>incurs a "pay-per-click" charge event for an advertiser by causing the
>>appearance of a legitimate visitor to the advertisers web site.
>
>Its a civil matter covered by the contract in place between the
>non clicking parties.