Role of Self-Control in Digital Piracy

  • Sanjeev P. Sahni
  • Indranath Gupta


Self-control is generally considered to regulate undesirable behavior and is a conscious effort to regulate actual behavior. Individuals with low self-control are more likely to project instant gratification. As a result, they are less likely to wait for the original version of digital media. They will be more attracted towards thrill, ease, and immediate acquisition and will be less sensitive towards copyright associated with a particular digital media. The chapter demonstrates the relationship between self-control and digital piracy. In the context of the research findings, this chapter analyses multiple self-control theories and the existing research literature.


Self-control Digital piracy Strength model of self-control Locus of control 


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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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