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Klein, Christopher C. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Issues arising in the music industry in response to the availability of digital music files provide an opportunity for exposing undergraduate students to economic analyses rarely covered in the undergraduate economics curriculum. Three of these analyses are covered here: the optimal copyright term, the effect of piracy or illegal file sharing, and…
Descriptors: Music, Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Copyrights
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Boshoff, Nelius; Sefatsa, Mpho – Research Evaluation, 2019
This study applied the 'productive interactions' approach of research impact assessment to the case of maritime piracy research in South Africa. The focus was on the stakeholder interactions associated with the doctoral work and related activities of an individual researcher. A set of documents--provided by the researcher as evidence of potential…
Descriptors: Research, Interaction, Foreign Countries, Crime
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Morton, Neil A.; Koufteros, Xenophon – Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2008
Online piracy of copyrighted digital music has become rampant as Internet bandwidth and digital compression technologies have advanced. The music industry has suffered significant financial losses and has responded with lawsuits, although online music piracy remains prevalent. This article developed a research model to study the determinants of…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Music, Intention, Punishment
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Fu, Kefeng – English Language Teaching, 2014
As one kind of the legislative language, the language of bilingual legislation possesses its specific characteristics: the two versions share the same authenticity and effect. Therefore, the contrastive analysis of this kind of language from the perspective of pragmatics is more persuasive and authoritative. In this paper, the author chooses Crime…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Acts, Bilingualism, Federal Legislation
Reiss, Jeffrey – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Digital piracy is a problem that may never disappear from society. Through readily available resources such as those found in a university, students will always have access to illegal goods. While piracy is a global phenomenon, an institution's resources combined with the typical college student's lack of funds makes it more lucrative. Students…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Computer Software, Corporations, Ethics
Johnson, Steven W. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A study using 454 respondents recruited through SurveyMonkey were used to quantitatively test whether age or ethical position is better able to predict purchasing rates for digital music acquisition. The respondents had an age range from 18 to 80 and lived in the United States. The sample had a diverse and representative geographic and economic…
Descriptors: Purchasing, Music, Internet, Questionnaires
Liu, Yipeng – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Network externalities or alternatively termed network effects are pervasive in computer software markets. While software vendors consider pricing strategies, they must also take into account the impact of network externalities on their sales. My main interest in this research is to describe a firm's strategies and behaviors in the presence of…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Competition, Computer Software, Cost Effectiveness
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Rogers, Gladys; Teuton, Luella – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2010
In 1978, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, a consortium of public school districts in upstate New York, was sued by the Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation because the consortium taped educational programs broadcast on local public television stations and provided copies to local schools. This case, known as…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Copyrights, Encyclopedias, Media Specialists
Lahiri, Atanu – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation consists of three essays that examine, in three specific contexts, issues related to pricing of information goods and services. As the ability to measure technology resource usage gets easier with increased connectivity, the question whether a technology resource should be priced by the amount of the resource used or by the…
Descriptors: Costs, Fees, Information Technology, Telecommunications
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Oliveira, Joao Batista Araujo e – Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 1990
Discusses economic issues that affect the portability of educational software. Topics discussed include economic reasons for portability, including cost effectiveness; the nature and behavior of educational computer software markets; the role of producers, buyers, and consumers; potential effects of government policies; computer piracy; and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Courseware
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Dionisio, Pedro; Leal, Carmo; Pereira, Helia; Salgueiro, Maria Fatima – Journal of Marketing Education, 2013
The unauthorized duplication of books through photocopies and Internet downloads, especially in the case of academic books, is currently one of the most challenging problems facing the publishing industry. Photocopying has become widespread with these texts, apparently without major ethical concerns on the part of students. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Books, Copyrights, Undergraduate Students
Helm, Virginia – 1984
The two interconnected problems of educational quality and piracy are described and analyzed in this book, which begins with an investigation of the accusations regarding the alleged dismal quality of educational software. The reality behind accusations of rampant piracy and the effect of piracy on the quality of educational software is examined…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Copyrights, Courseware, Guidelines
Helm, Virginia M. – 1984
Issues related to the illegal copying or piracy of educational software in the schools and its potential effect on quality software availability are discussed. Copyright violation is examined as a reason some software producers may be abandoning the school software market. An explanation of what the copyright allows and prohibits in terms of…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Copyrights
Walker, Decker F. – 1984
This paper addresses the reasons that it is difficult to find good educational software and proposes measures for coping with this problem. The fundamental problem is a shortange of educational software that can be used as a major part of the teaching of academic subjects in elementary and secondary schools--a shortage that is both the effect and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Curriculum Development, Economic Change
Steier, Lloyd P. – 1986
Realizing the educational potential of computer technology largely depends on developing appropriate policies related to the technology. A Policy Delphi method was used to identify changes in education that are both probable and possible on account of the introduction of computers, and to explore potential patterns for arriving at a desired…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computers, Delphi Technique, Educational Development
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