I feel like this is a topic that has been ignored by people who are downloading and don’t really give it a second thought (Guilty) but it’s good to see that it’s still being studied by the people who want to be more informed of their online actions.
Piracy (https://flic.kr/p/4LPBEm) by Tobias Vemmenby (CC BY 2.0)
Piracy and copyright infringement should not be unfamiliar terms to the digital natives of today. Many of us will have known someone close to us- perhaps a family member or a friend- who has engaged in some form of piracy. Even you, yourself, may have willingly clicked download on that newest episode of Game of Thrones or Pretty Little Liars. You may have spent your teen years downloading and sharing MP3s through the infamous torrent engine, LimeWire and you may recall how this commercial played before you watched a film you had rented. Ironically, that commercial has since been found to have utilised stolen music itself. How awkward.
Now, I don’t want this to come across as a dystopian, telling-off type blog post. Each of you dear readers will have your own views on the practices of piracy and whether or not…
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