Software Piracy in Chilean e-Society

  • Ranjan B. Kini
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 286)


The Business Software Alliance and their counterparts in the global market are determined to make significant progress in curbing the Software Piracy globally. Their aggressive pursuit in their endeavor has produced results in bringing down the piracy rate. However, despite the highly net-ready Chile being part of the Latin American region still leads in the software piracy rate. In this study, a micro-level research is performed on the convenient sample of Chilean graduate students to measure their moral intensity towards piracy. The results show that Chileans are at the lower level of moral intensity toward Software Piracy. This suggests that more work needs to be done in educating Chileans in curbing the software piracy and its impact on the economy and business environment.


Intellectual Property Moral Development Moral Intensity Software Piracy Digital Literacy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranjan B. Kini
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  1. 1.MISIndiana University NorthwestUSA

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