Whilst much research has explored predictive factors of digital piracy, little attention has been paid to the role of technology in facilitating such behaviours. Drawing from data initially gathered from a 2009 Oxford Internet Survey, a quasi-experiment was conducted specifically exploring the contribution of the MP3 player. Data of interest was isolated from 1318 Internet users. 42.9% of the sample was male, with an age range of 14-90. Responses to the question ‘Does your household have an mp3 player?’ was used for analyses where results demonstrated that MP3-player owners had more favourable attitudes towards digital piracy as well as being better equipped to minimise the risks associated with digital piracy. MP3-player owners were also observed to be more competent Internet users overall, suggesting an increased resilience against certain anti-piracy measures such as website blocking. Discussion centres on technology as ultimately facilitating piracy engagement, speculating on future trends.
|Title of host publication||GV-CONF 2013|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings in Global Virtual Conference & Workshop|
|Editors||Zlatko V. Sovreski, Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, Anton Lieskovský|
|Place of Publication||Žilina|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Apr 2013|
|Name||Proceedings in GVW|
- digital piracy
- MP3 player
- digital revolution
- portable music player
- music preferences
Brown, S. C. (2013). ‘I want it all’: the attitudes and behaviours of MP3 player owners in the context of music piracy. In Z. V. Sovreski, M. Mokryš, Š. Badura, & A. Lieskovský (Eds.), GV-CONF 2013: Proceedings in Global Virtual Conference & Workshop (Vol. 1, pp. 237-242). (Proceedings in GVW; Vol. 1, No. 1). Žilina.