How do issues like law, ethics, cultures, etc. play a role in software piracy?

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How do issues like law, ethics, cultures, etc. play a role in software piracy? by Mind Map: How do issues like law, ethics, cultures, etc. play a role in software piracy?

1. Law

1.1. "Aargh!" highlights the legal battles and the heavy actions against software piracy, and points out how so little success is achieved from so much work.

1.2. Some of my sources also suggest that strict laws are not very effective at controlling software piracy, because most users don't believe that they will get caught.

2. Culture/Ethics

2.1. Different cultural backgrounds don't seem to have any specific effect on software piracy, with the exception of the middle class having a slightly higher piracy instance.

2.2. Software pirating is considered a minor ethical offense

3. Thesis

3.1. Many different research studies have found little to no link between software piracy and cultural, economic, or ethical standing in general. The studies found suggest that it is judged on an individual basis with no correlation between groups.

4. Producer

4.1. One of my sources shows the relationship between piracy, the price of the product, and the profit of the consumer in order to prove that piracy doesn't have a negative effect on profit.

4.2. "Aargh!" actually states that 77% of movie piracy occurs within the company producing the movie, and that the producer should take more inward responsibility in protecting its software.