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Title:"You guys who download stuff illegally, don't you ever feel guilty?": Initial analysis of changes in practices and values among Swedish illegal file sharers 2007-2012
Author(s):Maurin Söderholm, Hanna; Lassi, Monica; Nelhans, Gustaf; Nolin, Jan
Subject(s):Internet-based cultural consumption
file sharing
guilt-feeling
right–or–wrong
Flashback.org
cultural informatics
information policy
Abstract:The study reports on the practices of illegal file sharing in Sweden during the period 2007-2012. More than 1.000 posts in response to the question “You guys who download stuff illegally, don’t you ever feel guilty?” where analyzed with regard to the respondents’ expressed senses of guilt, whether file sharing was right or wrong, if they buy media, together with dimensions of stakeholders and media genres. Preliminary results suggest that no changes in feelings of guilt were detected during the time period. However, more posts report to now buy media, while at there at the same time seem to be an increase in posts expressing file sharing, despite its current illegal status, is a right thing to do. A qualitative analysis is needed to further understand the complexity of current changes in file sharers justifications for what content to acquire through illegal file sharing, what they choose to pay for – and why.
Issue Date:2013-02
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Maurin Söderholm, H., Lassi, M., Nelhans, G., & Nolin, J. (2013). "You guys who download stuff illegally, don’t you ever feel guilty?”: Initial analysis of changes in practices and values among Swedish illegal file sharers 2007-2012. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 638-644). doi:10.9776/13297
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/39984
DOI:10.9776/13297
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-01-30


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