Survey on Copyright Infringement of Digital Contents: A Case Study of Japanese University Students
This study clarified the actual use of infringed content for university students in Japan using a survey on the target video and audio contents. In this study, the following became clear. (1) The use of digital content has been pervasive. The demand for music-related content is high. (2) Most users watch and listen to digital contents without consideration for copyright infringement. Indeed, users indicated feeling no guilt and concern for the risks involved when accessing infringed materials. These results show that many users lack a proper understanding of copyright laws.
KeywordsCopyright infringement Digital contents Japanese university students
We are thankful to fruitful discussion with Professor Kashiko Kodate of Photonic System Solutions Inc.
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