Rupert Gatti, Stephen Lewis, Andy Ozment, Thierry Rayna, Andrey Serjantov
Threat models in computer security often consider a very powerful adversary. A more useful model may be to consider conflict in which both sides have economic considerations that limit the resources they are willing to devote to the conflict. This paper examines censorship resistance in a peer-to-peer network. A simple game theoretic model is examined and then elaborated to include multiple publishers, non-linear cost functions, and non-trivial search heuristics. In each elaboration, we examine the equilibrium behaviour of the censor and the publisher.
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