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Cleaning up the 'Net - Nigel MORRIS-COTTERILL

Cleaning up the 'Net
An action plan to combat the use and abuse of the internet for financial crime
Nigel Morris-Cotterill

Vortex Centrum UK / CreateSpace USA

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Business and Professional
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Yes, upon request to the author

The internet is not a thing, it is not a place, it is not a person.

The internet, of itself, does nothing. It performs no function.

The internet does not form intent. It has no conscience.

The internet is like the pipes in a domestic plumbing system.

The plumbing system allows the delivery of water to terminal points: taps, showers and toilets. The internet allows the delivery of instructions and information to terminal points - computers.

Activity that appears to happen "on the internet" actually happens on those computers.

Computers do nothing unless they are instructed to do something. Like a tap doesn't turn itself on, a computer does nothing without instructions from a human.

For too long we have talked about regulating "the internet."

The internet is the wrong target. To combat crime committed using the medium of the internet, we must regulate the people.

We know from wider criminal behaviour that a significant amount of crime is committed for profit.

Criminals who commit e.g. fraud over the internet cannot do so in isolation. The internet is not a thing but it is an eco-system. And around those criminals there are a host of seemingly honest businesses all willing to take a share of the criminals' profits in return for providing a range of services.

Cleaning up the internet identifies them and shows how they can be recruited in the battle against crime, some of which is committed on-line.

Book information: http://www.countermoneylaundering.com/public/content/cleaning-net-action-plan-combat-use-and-abuse-internet-financial-crime

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