Software Piracy Amongst College Students
1. Why do students perform software piracy?
2. Can better on campus education regarding software piracy and the enforcement of laws against the use of pirated software on campus help the software developers effectively combat the problem?
The project must consist of a research on an approved topic in Information Systems relevant you your area of interest. The paper should include the following at minimum: research questions, motivation, the relevant literature review (not limited to the literature that is covered in the course), theoretical underpinnings, hypotheses, research method, potential alternative results/findings; limitations, and contributions to theory and practice.
• All papers must be done in APA format.
• Ensure a review of literature is done on the topic
• Ensure your results is clearly articulated
• No less than 20 references from at least peer reviewed journals will be included in the paper. (Internet page sources will be welcomed but only reputable sites will but be counted as a reference).
• All references must be included with the paper submission
• Paper should have no less than 12 double spaced pages excluding reference and title pages.
Are you a:
o Other faculty staff
How old are you?
o 31 & up
Please select answer the following as to why you think college students pirate (steal/not buy) software (Microsoft Office, downloaded movies & music files)
Students feel that original software is very expensive and it is easier to get a copy from others or download software (pirated software) from the internet
Students feel there is no difference between original and pirated software?
You have used pirated software before?
Have you ever purchased or downloaded pirated software knowingly?
If yes state why _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Do you feel that implementing a software piracy seminar during college orientation would help prevent students from engaging in software piracy?
Do you think that strictly enforced campus rules against software piracy can help curb students engaging in the act of software piracy?