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Trust for Digital Products

  • Günther Pernul
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2738)

Abstract

Digital goods are bitstrings, sequences of 0s and 1s, that have economic value. Increasingly the Internet is used for their distribution, examples include digital versions of books, articles, music, and images. Obviously, trading digital goods over the Internet offers lots of advantages. For example, digital goods have in common, that transaction costs are minimal (in comparison to conventional goods) since all logistic processes may happen consistent without changing the media of the Internet. This includes costs for information, arrangements, transaction, controlling and adapting of the bargain.

Keywords

Kyoto Protocol Business Transaction Electronic Market Emission Permit Digital Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günther Pernul
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik I, Department of Information SystemsUniversity of RegensburgGermany

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