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The victims' deaths may result from a robbery or a sexual encounter that turned violent.
Some of these perpetrators may not have intended to commit murder, but killed their victims during the course of a struggle or to prevent capture. Several legal and technology experts have questioned the idea that there is a phenomenon of "internet killings".
A legal theorist pressed for an "internet angle" on a murder by a journalist related that "I asked her whether, if I called her up and asked her out on a blind date and murdered her, she would think it was a "telephone-related murder"? Leslie Harris, CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology said of the term "Craigslist Killer" that "A great many of the tragic incidents that tangentially involve the Internet have little or nothing to do with the Internet itself.
The Craigslist case is the latest example of that phenomenon.
Since 2007, several suspected and convicted perpetrators have met their victims or solicited murder through Craigslist.
Other measures announced by Mr Cameron today included adult content filters on all new mobile phones, a bar on accessing adult content through public wi-fi and calling in Ofcom to regulate industry progress.
‘Not long ago, access to the internet was mainly restricted to the PC in the corner of the living room, with a beeping dial-up modem, downstairs in the house where parents could keep an eye on things,’ he said.
Craigslist is an innovative and valuable resource, which frankly, is being unfairly smeared because it is an Internet site." Susan Brenner, a professor of law and technology wrote that "Is it a cybercrime for John to meet Mary on the Internet, correspond with her and use e-mail to lure her to a meeting where he kills her?
News stories often describe conduct such as this as a cybercrime, or as 'Internet murder.' But why is this anything other than murder?