Behavioral Tendencies behind Online Piracy

Risch, Brianna
January 2013
International Journal of Humanities & Social Science;Jan2013, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p276
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on the correlation between digital media piracy and behavioral factors. Factors driving online pirates to commit software and media piracy include product diffusion, ethics, accessibility, social conformity, demographics, perceived consequences and the past and future intentions of consumers. The study also found a high correlation between consumers' beliefs that piracy is no big deal and the their decision to pirate.


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