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NCJ Number: 229575 Find in a Library
Title: Exploration of the Relationship Between MP3 Player Ownership and Digital Piracy
Journal: Criminal Justice Studies  Volume:22  Issue:4  Dated:December 2009  Pages:381-392
Author(s): Thomas J. Holt; Robert G. Morris
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 12
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study examined the role of portable digital music players in digital piracy among a group of college students.
Abstract: A great deal of research has explored the impact of technology on human behavior, particularly the emergence of the Internet and computer technology to facilitate digital piracy. Few studies have, however, considered how portable digital music, or MP3, players facilitate or reduce involvement in piracy. This study explores the relationship between digital ownership and participation in digital piracy among a population of college students. The findings suggest that MP3 player ownership is significantly connected to piracy, along with deviant peer connections. In addition, there are significant differences in the beliefs and attitudes of owners and non-owners toward online deviance and piracy. Tables, notes, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Computer related crime; Computers; Copyright laws; Digital message entry devices; Peer influences on behavior; Property crimes; Young Adults (18-24)
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