Unfortunately, the courts of law are not always in touch with the laws of nature or economics:
An Oslo court has fined and sentenced two Norwegian day traders under the country’s securities trading act for unlawful market manipulation in a ground-breaking case that pits human investors against the automatic wagers of algorithms.
The prosecution argued that the men, as they were making those final trades, were buying at a higher price than they knew they would sell just a moment later.
But Mr. Brosveet says the court would never have ruled the way it did “if it was just a stupid human being” on the other side of the trade. Instead, it was a computer, and “the computer must be held as a responsible actor,” he said.