The power of one! The failure of criminal copyright laws (piracy) to blend into the greater cultural consciousness!

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In this article the author examines the effectiveness of the intended outcomes of copyright laws when benchmarked against subsets of deterrence theory. Overriding sociological theories indicate that egoism and instrumentalism are the pivotal weaknesses causing a lack of deterrence. The analysis in this article demonstrates that copyright piracy is not a priority in cultural consciousness as a result of the above; however, egoism in the music industry demonstrates normative behaviours that may lead to new norms of copyright acceptance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363 - 375
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Intellectual Property Review
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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