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Är det en anka eller en kanin? - Fildelning som brott eller uppror, rätt eller fel

Perkins-Svensson, Sandra (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this paper has been to explore how Swedish users of the file-sharing software Direct Connect perceive their own situation and the file-sharing phenomenon. In addition to ascertain what attitudes prevail in the file-sharing culture and what knowledge file-sharers have regarding the relevant Swedish legislation. The questions central to my area of interest were: - Why do file-sharers use the program Direct Connect? - What knowledge do file-sharers have of the relevant legislation in Sweden? - What attitudes prevail in the file-sharing culture? - Is file-sharing behaviour affected by an individuals experience and/or level of knowledge? I compared the results of my survey with earlier surveys done. In addition I compared... (More)
The purpose of this paper has been to explore how Swedish users of the file-sharing software Direct Connect perceive their own situation and the file-sharing phenomenon. In addition to ascertain what attitudes prevail in the file-sharing culture and what knowledge file-sharers have regarding the relevant Swedish legislation. The questions central to my area of interest were: - Why do file-sharers use the program Direct Connect? - What knowledge do file-sharers have of the relevant legislation in Sweden? - What attitudes prevail in the file-sharing culture? - Is file-sharing behaviour affected by an individuals experience and/or level of knowledge? I compared the results of my survey with earlier surveys done. In addition I compared categories within the file-sharing group such as gender, age, experience and level of knowledge to determine if there were any patterns within or differences between the groups. There is little differentiation between the subgroups within the file-sharing community I studied. The reasoning behind their actions, their knowledge of the laws and their behaviour is largely the same no matter what category of file-sharer they are. Additionally file-sharers show use of neutralisation techniques rather than rationalisations when describing their motives and attitudes. (Less)
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author
Perkins-Svensson, Sandra
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
fildelning, attityder, webbaserad undersökning, Social changes, theory of social work, Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete
language
Swedish
id
1329297
date added to LUP
2006-11-06
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2006-11-06
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper has been to explore how Swedish users of the file-sharing software Direct Connect perceive their own situation and the file-sharing phenomenon. In addition to ascertain what attitudes prevail in the file-sharing culture and what knowledge file-sharers have regarding the relevant Swedish legislation. The questions central to my area of interest were: - Why do file-sharers use the program Direct Connect? - What knowledge do file-sharers have of the relevant legislation in Sweden? - What attitudes prevail in the file-sharing culture? - Is file-sharing behaviour affected by an individuals experience and/or level of knowledge? I compared the results of my survey with earlier surveys done. In addition I compared categories within the file-sharing group such as gender, age, experience and level of knowledge to determine if there were any patterns within or differences between the groups. There is little differentiation between the subgroups within the file-sharing community I studied. The reasoning behind their actions, their knowledge of the laws and their behaviour is largely the same no matter what category of file-sharer they are. Additionally file-sharers show use of neutralisation techniques rather than rationalisations when describing their motives and attitudes.},
  author       = {Perkins-Svensson, Sandra},
  keyword      = {fildelning,attityder,webbaserad undersökning,Social changes, theory of social work,Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Är det en anka eller en kanin? - Fildelning som brott eller uppror, rätt eller fel},
  year         = {2006},
}