Ethics, Morality and Norms: Do They Inhibit Digital Piracy?

  • Sanjeev P. Sahni
  • Indranath Gupta


Individuals are not always conscious that they are in any way involved in the act of purchasing pirated software, books, movies, or music. The individual motivation to download illegally does not only come from the ease of access or financial convenience. It stems from the idea of how they perceive digital piracy. The chapter assesses the role of psychosocial and cultural factors that affect the rates of piracy. Furthermore the chapter also looks at the descriptive norms, which are the mean or the average prevalence of digital piracy among the population.


Ethics Morality Norms Behavioral and cultural aspect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjeev P. Sahni
    • 1
  • Indranath Gupta
    • 2
  1. 1.Jindal Institute of Behavioural SciencesOP Jindal Global UniversitySonipatIndia
  2. 2.Jindal Global Law SchoolOP Jindal Global UniversitySonipatIndia

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