Abstract - The Information Society 29(4)

Counterfeiting and Cybercrime: Stakes and Challenges

Franck Guarnieri and Eric Przyswa

This paper shows that while cybercrime and counterfeiting are related phenomena, they do not necessarily form a single global hybrid system; each network retains its own characteristics. By juxtaposing our current conceptual understandings of cybercrime and counterfeiting, we destabilize both concepts and rethink the fundamentals. We also offer some analytical tools that can enable more focused and effective countermeasures.

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