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By Sameer Hinduja

Hinduja examines the social, mental, criminological, and behavioral elements of web crime. Guided by way of the main sought after basic theories of felony habit, he explores song piracy - an all too-common kind of cybercrime - by way of trying to resolution a few questions. Does rigidity and pressure play a job? What approximately low strength of mind? Is tune piracy realized inside intimate social teams? Do rationalizations and justifications give a contribution to participation? Is the habit bolstered or weakened via rewards and punishments? Hinduja then proposes a version which integrates either "social" and "technical" components to notify and consultant options to strive against song piracy, and very likely different variations of high-tech crime.

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Com, 2000c). The plaintiffs won the case in 2001 when the court ruled that Napster must block all copyright-infringing files, which effectively led to its demise18. com, 2000b; RIAA, 2000b; Swiatecki, 2000b). Music CDs could be placed in one’s CDROM drive at the home or office, and information would be sent to the web site detailing the artist and album of the particular disc. Then, upon noticing that the end user did in fact possess the physical CD (indicating actual or purported ownership), previously created MP3s of each track were placed in the individual’s personal locker.

Further, the “Beam-It” and “Instant Listening” services were found to facilitate a blatant disregard for the rights of the music industry to control and license the creative content it owns to others (Menta, 2000; MP3 Newswire, 2000). This ruling has served as precedent and shaped the future of online music business ventures by reinforcing the requirement that all delivery of music to the end user requires licensing and permission from the copyright holders. It is perhaps difficult to appreciate the value of intellectual property if an individual is not in an intellectual property-related field.

The first is that the copyright laws were implemented to promote a symbolic purpose and to proclaim a certain value system, rather than as specific delimiters of behaviors that would be punitively addressed. The second revolves around the issue of limited resources and expertise to identify and combat intellectual property violations, coupled with the politically- and sociallymandated focus on traditional personal and private property crimes (to the exclusion of nontraditional forms of illegality).

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