Deterrence and Digital Piracy: A Preliminary Examination of the Role of Viruses

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Cathy Marcum, Associate Professor and Curriculum Coordinator (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Digital piracy has been shown to be an emerging societal problem. However, research has demonstrated limited techniques that effectively combat digital piracy. The purpose of the present study is to examine the utility of computer viruses in deterring digital piracy. The findings from responses to a survey of college students revealed that fear of computer viruses may influence respondents’ intentions to engage in digital piracy. The policy implications of this finding are discussed.

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Wolfe, S.E., Higgins, G.E., & Marcum, C.D. (2008). Deterrence and digital piracy: A preliminary examination of the role of viruses. Social Science Computer Review, 26(3): 317-333. Published by Sage (ISSN: 0894-4393) doi: 10.1177/0894439307309465
Language: English
Date: 2008

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