Digital Piracy, Teens, and the Source of Advice: An Experimental Study

  title={Digital Piracy, Teens, and the Source of Advice: An Experimental Study},
  author={Matthew J. Hashim and Karthik N. Kannan and Sandra Maximiano and Jackie Rees Ulmer},
  journal={J. of Management Information Systems},
We conduct an experiment in the lab to determine the effect of varying the source of piracy advice on music consumer behavior. By using teenagers and parents in our subject pool, we increase the realism of the piracy context by sampling potential pirates and their parents. Our treatments represent various sources of piracy advice (e.g., the teen’s parent, a record label, or an external regulator). Subjects make their decisions playing our new experimental game – The Piracy Game – which is… CONTINUE READING

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