Neuroscientists Discover Why Internet Pirates Don’t Feel Guilty

Every month millions of people download and share movies, TV shows, music, software and ebooks without obtaining permission from copyright holders. In most countries that activity is illegal, meaning that huge numbers of Internet users are breaking the law on a daily basis. While there are plenty of criminals around, most illegal downloaders don’t equate their hobby to being tantamount to theft, despite huge efforts by copyright holders to paint it so. To most it just doesn’t ‘feel’ the same and now scientists in Australia think they may have discovered why. A three-stage study published by Robert Eres, a PhD student within the Social Neuroscience lab led by Dr Pascal Molenberghs at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, investigated why normally law-abiding people don’t have a problem with…


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