[NA-Discuss] Pre-registration statement and ALAC - update

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Fri Aug 26 16:47:16 UTC 2011

> You point out the following:
> 	o if money is not exchanged until a condition is met, that such
> 	  offers are not consumer fraud, false advertizing, etc.
> It could be useful to know if this view is informed by competent legal
> advice, and for which jurisdictions this view is supported by competent
> legal advice.

I work with law enforcement in a variety of countries dealing with online 
crime, and I can confirm that they are vastly less interested if the 
victim has no financial loss.  Arguments about opportunity costs due to 
being misled aren't persuasive.

So I agree that it's sleazy, but it rates fairly low on the big list of 
things to be outraged about.

John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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