User Decisions Among Digital Piracy and Legal Alternatives for Film and Music

Robert Veitch, Ioanna Constantiou

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    Technologies enabling digital piracy have expanded the variety of modes available to users when deciding how to access film and music. We examine user decisions in context, investigating which factors influence the decision to use traditional or new legal options over piracy. Our study contributes to the literature by reporting on an extension of an integrated model about user decisions which explores the impact of available technologies, socio-economic characteristics, and differences in user preferences on the legality of users’ access behavior. The study uses a sample of Danish internet users recruited from the general population. Findings indicate that the economic considerations of price perception and perceived legal availability are the most consistent factors in influencing the access-mode decisions across the various legal options. We close with a discussion of the implications for research and practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012
    Editors F. George Joey
    Number of pages16
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publication date2012
    ChapterPaper 1075
    ISBN (Electronic)9780615718439
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventThe 33rd International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2012 : Digital Innovation in the Service Economy - Orlando, Florida, United States
    Duration: 16 Dec 201219 Dec 2012


    ConferenceThe 33rd International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2012
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOrlando, Florida
    OtherICIS is the major annual meeting of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).
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    SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems

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