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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > 70% People Admitted Piracy Is Acceptable

70% People Admitted Piracy Is Acceptable

70% People Admitted Piracy Is Acceptable

Added: Friday, March 4th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The latest study on moral standards, questioning whether copyright infringement is socially acceptable, has found that the stance on file-sharing among the Internet users is quite interesting, to say the least. 70% of respondents felt that downloading unauthorized content from the Internet is socially acceptable. However, 75% of the public admitted that it was unacceptable to then resell the content at a profit.

Over the last decade the creative industry has tried different strategies aimed to thwart online piracy. The most common strategy of the music labels was to sue file-sharers in order to make the rest fear. Unsurprisingly, it just didn’t work well.

As for the movie industry, it has mainly concentrated its efforts on taking websites offline. In addition, it has also been active in trying to increase the overall awareness of Internet users via different schemes, saying that piracy is illegal and causes damage to content creators. Unfortunately, that had little effect as well.

The results of the research, released by the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, showed the attitude of the participants to morals and ethics, including discussion on which legislation is socially acceptable to violate.

The study carried out in Denmark revealed that moral standards remained just as high as they were a decade ago. Along with issues like tax evasion and the morality difference between men and women, the study also covered the issue of online piracy. The respondents had to rate, on a scale from 1 to 10, to what extent they believed non-commercial illegal downloading was socially acceptable. The results showed that 70% of the public felt, either to a greater or lesser degree, that such activity is acceptable. 2 of 10 people even thought that non-commercial piracy is completely acceptable.

Meanwhile, only 30% of the public admitted that they feel online piracy, even non-commercial one, is totally unacceptable. What is more interesting, the anti-piracy campaigns of the last 10 years seem to fail changing the attitudes of the public towards piracy. Similar study, carried out 13 years ago, and questioning whether it was acceptable to use pirate software, revealed the same results: only 30% of respondents said it was unacceptable. However, the recent study showed that 75% of the public believed it would be completely unacceptable to resell the illegal content for profit.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

March 4th,2011

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Date:  Friday, March 4th, 2011

Comments (9) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-03-04 17:10:40)
DEMONLORD avataragree as long as not reselling for profit

posted by ET loverKitty (2011-03-04 21:13:39)
greymongel avatarthanks for the article......Keep up the great work as always ;>

posted by (2011-03-05 05:36:08)
fusion422 avatarmy view is you can download to just take of the internet which is wrong
but if you try before you buy and do not like the restrictions you get with trial software then it will be harder to make the decision to buy with trial software
in some cases the full version you do get limitations with some trial software
so a change of the ie trial in some cases will encourage people to buy the full experience
as in the past has failed to impress as you can only use limited parts of the software
rant over
good read sam
if you like it enough buy it

posted by Sun (2011-03-11 10:07:07)
No avatarI often download movies or music just to see if the actual movie or music is worth while . I have to admit that some movies I have seen and paid dollars to see , have not even been worth it and have walked out half way through,
I have also downloaded movies that I thought I would like to see and have deleted them after a 15 or so minutes viewing.
I say whats wrong with downloading from the net, nothing at all is my answer.
I disagree strongly about people downloading and then selling to gain a profit, that's not fair at all.

posted by (2011-03-12 07:32:58)
shrek3456 avataryaa agreed to all of you,download watch enjoy because you are getting all free but don't try to run your home by selling other property.

posted by (2011-03-15 20:02:08)
danfers avatari agree in some countries like where i am. some software's & Movies are not available on stores. or hard to find. if a movie are worth to keep i buy the original.

posted by (2011-03-15 23:37:20)
Skinpride avatarIf i'd payd for everything i've downloaded, i'd be broke bad bum

posted by (2011-03-17 04:59:48)
Skully_821 avatarLooks like all the hard work by the music and movie companies have really done nothing to stop the people and what they want. Another win for the torrent community!

posted by ET lovermen (2011-03-17 18:02:19)
keith23uk avataragree as long as not reselling for profit -EXACTLY my view also DEMONLORD4000 Anyhow its usually those kind of people who are idiots and get caught easily by the police rofl!

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