Neutralizations and Rationalizations of Digital Piracy : A Qualitative Analysis of University Students

  title={Neutralizations and Rationalizations of Digital Piracy : A Qualitative Analysis of University Students},
  author={Robert Moore and Elizabeth C. McMullan},
The current study examined the use of neutralization techniques by university students who shared copyrighted files through the user of peer-to-peer file sharing programs. Qualitative interviews were conducted with forty-four university students in an attempt to determine whether neutralization techniques were employed by file sharers. The results indicated that multiple neutralizations were employed by a small number of participants. However, each participant indicated support for one of six… CONTINUE READING

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