A recent published study (see here
) on religion and digital piracy suggests that God appears to be one of the few who can really change people's attitude towards piracy. The study was published by researches from Australia a few days ago.
Cluster analysis and Multivariate analysis of variance were employed to determine whether there are significant differences between the less religious, moderately religious, and highly religious respondents in their attitude to digital piracy and behavioral intention. This study provides empirical evidence that highly religious respondents have a stronger attitude against digital piracy and are more willing to stop purchasing pirated media compared to the less religious and moderately religious respondents.
People were asked whether they would be less likely to pirate if pastor, friends or God told them to. The responses to these questions are quite revealing, showing that only God himself can make a strong impact on people’s piracy habits. People’s attitudes towards piracy correlate with how religious they are. That is, people who are more religious have less favorable opinions about digital piracy.
“… consistent with our expectation, it was found that the highly religious respondents have a stronger attitude against digital piracy than those who are less religious,” the paper reads.
According to the researchers the effect can be explained by the fact that many people don’t view piracy as unethical.
What do you think, ExtraTorrent? Posted by: Date:
Monday, February 8th, 2016
|posted by (2016-02-08 09:21:53)|
|yes it would take nothing short of Divine Intervention.....|
|does this mean users of this site and others are less likely to kill people in the belief of their god ?|
i'm all for pirating in that case !!
|As soon as He appears before me (with verification) and He tells me to stop sharing I will quit.|
Until then .....
|posted by (2016-02-08 11:39:56)|
|Yes the Catholic Priests are busy doing something else.|
|They "knew" God was watching when they filled in the survey so they lied on it.|
|What a ridiculous article. God is an alien or was should I say WAS.|
No wonder he or should I say the aliens don't come back to visit planet earth because THERE IS NO INTELLIGENT LIFE HERE!
Would you do as an alien says.. Stop downloading the walking dead. Well No, I won't stop until they actually have it on British TV for FREE and not on an expensive pay channel.
|No surprise here folks. Sky daddy enslaves his flock with the old fear/reward paradigm. Non religious people do not have an irrational fear of someone else's imaginary friend. Where is the Nobel/Literary award for this genius level article? I bet god has it.|
|What a minute. God loves Anarchy. I mean as long as people aren't physically harming people and looting them for their digital booty to post it online .... why not?|
|survey study had to be Australian. the new white christen frontier. more hick towns and more guns in hands of only criminals. basically its america without anything cool. just goooooooooooooooooooddddddd.|
|It's not God. It's Morals. Either you have a bunch, a few, a couple, or none.|
|posted by (2016-02-09 08:15:41)|
|Somebody actually did a study on this and it was funded? And they say I am a dummy.|
|there goes the saying , sharing is caring haha !|
|posted by (2016-02-10 06:27:36)|
|I find it laughingly ironic that 'god' tells his sheep that piracy is wrong when the bible itself could be said to be a piratical work with it's use of stories and events copied from many non christian sources and cultures. The flood, or something very similar, can be found in many religions and cultures centuries before the invention of christianity. I'm also in full agreement with post #8..religion is nothing but 'life after death insurance' for those desperate for mankind to be anything other than what it is....a species of animal with one short period of existence.|