Title: Copyright piracy and education

Authors: Amit Kumar Jha; Priyanka Rajan

Addresses: Sri Venkateshwara College, Benito Juarez Marg, Dhaula Kaun, University of Delhi, Delhi-110021, India ' Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana-124001, India

Abstract: This paper attempts to link different types of copyright piracy and education to check the effect of education on piracy. It focuses on four specific domains of copyright law - cinematography, musical works and sound recording, software and literary works - with a focus on unauthorised copying (duplication), purchasing pirated materials and unauthorised downloading and photocopying of books. For this purpose, a survey was administered to 1,350 students at the University of Delhi. The findings show that both the levels and types of education affect piracy.

Keywords: cinematographic piracy; music and sound recording piracy; software piracy; literary piracy; education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2023.130462

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2023 Vol.13 No.2, pp.149 - 178

Received: 24 Jun 2021
Accepted: 24 Mar 2022

Published online: 21 Apr 2023 *

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