David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Information Technology 9 (3):187-204 (2007)
Accompanying the explosive growth of information technology is the increasing frequency of antisocial and criminal behavior on the Internet. Online software piracy is one such behavior, and this study approaches the phenomenon through the theoretical framework of neutralization theory. The suitability and applicability of nine techniques of neutralization in determining the act is tested via logistic regression analyses on cross-sectional data collected from a sample of university students in the United States. Generally speaking, neutralization was found to be weakly related to experience with online software piracy; other elements which appear more salient are suggested and discussed in conclusion.
|Keywords||Internet computer crime cybercrime intellectual property theft neutralization theory software piracy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Utpal Bose (2012). An Ethical Framework in Information Systems Decision Making Using Normative Theories of Business Ethics. Ethics and Information Technology 14 (1):17-26.
Mateja Kos Koklic, Monika Kukar-Kinney & Irena Vida (forthcoming). Three-Level Mechanism of Consumer Digital Piracy: Development and Cross-Cultural Validation. Journal of Business Ethics.
Similar books and articles
Chechen Liao, Hong-Nan Lin & Yu-Ping Liu (2010). Predicting the Use of Pirated Software: A Contingency Model Integrating Perceived Risk with the Theory of Planned Behavior. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 91 (2):237 - 252.
Deli Yang, Mahmut Sonmez, Derek Bosworth & Gerald Fryxell (2009). Global Software Piracy: Searching for Further Explanations. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 87 (2):269 - 283.
Timothy Paul Cronan & Sulaiman Al-Rafee (2008). Factors That Influence the Intention to Pirate Software and Media. Journal of Business Ethics 78 (4):527 - 545.
Trevor T. Moores (2008). An Analysis of the Impact of Economic Wealth and National Culture on the Rise and Fall of Software Piracy Rates. Journal of Business Ethics 81 (1):39 - 51.
W. R. Swinyard, H. Rinne & A. Keng Kau (1990). The Morality of Software Piracy: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 9 (8):655 - 664.
Richard S. Glass & Wallace A. Wood (1996). Situational Determinants of Software Piracy: An Equity Theory Perspective. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 15 (11):1189 - 1198.
Sameer Hinduja (2003). Trends and Patterns Among Online Software Pirates. Ethics and Information Technology 5 (1):49-61.
Kanika Tandon Bhal & Nivedita D. Leekha (2008). Exploring Cognitive Moral Logics Using Grounded Theory: The Case of Software Piracy. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 81 (3):635 - 646.
Shariffah Zamoon & Shawn P. Curley (2008). Ripped From the Headlines: What Can the Popular Press Teach Us About Software Piracy? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 83 (3):515 - 533.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads28 ( #97,310 of 1,699,588 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #206,271 of 1,699,588 )
How can I increase my downloads?