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Factors Influencing Music Piracy

NCJ Number
Criminal Justice Studies Volume: 24 Issue: 2 Dated: June 2011 Pages: 199-209
James Popham
Date Published
June 2011
11 pages
This study looked at factors that influence music piracy.
A number of studies have illustrated that age, sex, computer skills, access to broadband Internet services, and number of devices owned by a respondent are effective predictors of engagement in electronic music piracy. However, these findings have relied on data collected from undergraduate student samples. This paper reassesses factors of music piracy using a more representative sample of the general population. Using a logistic regression model, the findings suggest that most of the variables considered in past research significantly increase the odds connected with public engagement in electronic music piracy. (Published Abstract)