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Internet Piracy from a Digital Consumer's Viewpoint

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Executive Summary

It goes without saying that Internet piracy in several countries has taken massive proportions, causing serious conflict between social groups and the respective industries. The reasons behind this rapid and, seemingly, uncontrolled phenomenon is investigated aiming to aid the industry in their search for common grounds with these communities so as to, maybe, use this otherwise illegal practice for the industry's benefit but the social welfare as well. The study provides and briefly explains the arguments of both sides i.e. the digital consumers/pirates and the industry in an effort to help realize that this is not a problem with an easy solution since there are many parameters to consider and account for which are not clearly pro or against one of the two parties.

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