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Why Money Doesn’t Motivate File-sharers

December 7th, 2010 12:07 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

nk497 writes “File-sharers aren’t motivated by financial gain, but by altruism, according to an economist. Joe Cox, of the Portsmouth Business School, said those uploading content for others to share don’t see what they’re doing as illegal, meaning current tactics to deter piracy are doomed to fail. ‘The survey data suggested there was a deep-seated belief that this type of activity shouldn’t be illegal, that there was no criminal act involved.’”

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