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Author Gunter, Whitney D., 1984-
Title File-sharers and copyright-infringers : threat or menace? / Whitney D. Gunter.
Imprint El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2013.

Author Gunter, Whitney D., 1984-
Series Criminal justice : recent scholarship
Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Subject Computer file sharing -- Law and legislation.
Computer file sharing -- Social aspects -- United States.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The rise of copyright -- Copyright violations: threat or menace? -- Criminological theory and copyright -- Downloading data -- The characteristics of a downloader -- Predicting digital copying -- Downloaders, longitudinally : the desistance from music downloading -- Conclusion: the future of copyright.
Note Print version record.
Summary Whether you choose to call it file sharing, copyright infringement, or digital piracy, downloading non-licensed music, movies, software, and other forms of digital content is common worldwide. Despite the widespread nature of this phenomenon, much remains unknown about it. Is ""digital piracy"" truly having a negative impact on society? Does enforcement actually deter would-be downloaders? Gunter examines these issues, providing both an analysis of the historical aspects of copyright and of newly collected data on downloaders. Her findings lead into a critique of the pros and cons of the curre.
ISBN 9781593327316 (electronic bk.)
1593327315 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 857718962
Additional Format Print version: Gunter, Whitney D., 1984- File-sharers and copyright-infringers. El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2013 9781593327224 (DLC) 2013014113 (OCoLC)838418149

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