Illegal file-sharing in the academy: assessment, implications, and policy responses

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Title: Illegal file-sharing in the academy: assessment, implications, and policy responses
Author: Linden, Eric
Abstract: This thesis explores the Federal Government???s role and prospects for combating illegal file-sharing by examining the problem from a classic three prong approach: technology development, enforcement, and ethics reform through education. Original survey data was used to assess the current state of the problem, and the analytic hierarchy process was used to examine the current state of technology development. The thesis concludes with policy recommendations for government action. The author found that enforcement is the most effective method of lowering the music, movie, and software file-sharing rates.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/1130
Date: 2005-11-11

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