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With the increased reliance on the Internet, digital piracy is a hot topic that is receiving Substantial interest. And while most studies concentrate on understanding piracy in developed Countries, few studies have been done in developing countries. In order to fill in this gap, my research report would deter/prevent digital piracy behavior in India. Digital piracy can be defined as ―the illegal act of copying digital goods – software, digital documents, digital audio (including music and voice) and digital video – for any reason other than backup without explicit permission from and compensation to the copyright holder.
Digital piracy, information technology-enabled theft of intellectual property, is claimed to cost businesses billions of Dollars per year globally. However, our limited understanding of the factors influencing piracy constrains initiatives to curb this activity. Digital piracy is most prevalent amongst youth worldwide. Digital piracy is compared to stealing by copyright holders.
How digital services are fighting the battle against piracy in India
To put a curb on digital piracy has been an uphill task largely because of the attitude and conditioning of Internet users and also because of the medium used to download the content
The digital and online piracy not only poses business risk and threat to legitimate content, the menace has become an international worry.
In recent years, the issue of copyright protection for intellectual properties such as computer software, music CDs, and videos has become increasingly important. It is often claimed that illegal copying of intellectual property costs companies billions of dollars in lost revenues and reduces firms’ incentives to innovate.
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