Motivations for gratifications of digital music piracy among college students

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Abstract

This article reports on a quantitative survey done at a large eastern university to study motivations for gratifications of digital music piracy among college students. The study found that economic utility, collection utility, and social utility all motivate digital music piracy. A key finding was that social utility was the most important motivation for illegal downloading. Looking at music piracy as a social phenomenon may be a key to improving the effectiveness of antipiracy strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-258
Number of pages18
JournalAtlantic Journal of Communication
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

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Motivations for gratifications of digital music piracy among college students. / Sheehan, Brian; Tsao, James Chien Chung; Yang, SungUn.

In: Atlantic Journal of Communication, Vol. 18, No. 5, 11.2010, p. 241-258.

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