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.
|Pages (from-to)||363 - 375|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||European Intellectual Property Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|