Title page for ETD etd-01192004-014024

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Nergadze, Nico
Author's Email Address nnerga1@lsu.edu
URN etd-01192004-014024
Title Deterrence Factors for Copyright Infringement Online
Degree Master of Mass Communication (M.M.C.)
Department Mass Communication
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Xigen Li Committee Chair
Ralph Izard Committee Member
Renita Coleman Committee Member
  • cyberpiracy
  • deterrence model
Date of Defense 2004-05-21
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this study was to investigate deterrence factors for online file-sharing by analyzing different conditions that affect compliance with the law through survey of the students in a large university in Southern U.S.

The findings show that certainty of punishment, stigma of the label, knowledge of the laws and consensus with the rule negatively correlated with both actual and likely future file-sharing activities of the users

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