White-collar crime is a daily topic in the news but by no means a new phenomenon. This article define white-collar crime and how to analyse it. It names six characteristics of white-collar crime, namely the preponderance of upper and middle-class delinquents, the motivation of financial gain, non-violence, systemic character, the breach of trust, and diffuse victimisation. It also highlights additional aspects for a working definition which can be applied to various and even rapidly changing historical contexts. This article is about the ‘shady business – IPR and White Collar Crimes’.
Examines the association between intellectual property (IP) and white collar crime (WCC), and identifies future research that might benefit policymakers; federal, state, and local agencies; and the general public. This research identifies some of the economic, political, and legal theories that support the creation and maintenance of IPR laws, as well as those that support criticisms of IPR protections. and also crimes associated with IP and controversial applications of IP law are described to illustrate ways in which IPR violations are associated with WCC and identify conflicting concerns and biases of the numerous stakeholders in IP.