Harvard Lawyers Don’t Think That Piracy is Theft, Research Finds
An in-depth study among 50 Harvard lawyers shows that downloading and streaming pirated content is widely tolerated and even supported by some. It is certainly not seen as a form of theft by these legal experts. Based on these findings, the researchers call for a paradigm shift where entertainment providers focus more on convenience, accessibility and affordability.
Most people know all too well that downloading and sharing pirated movies and TV shows is against the law. Nonetheless, millions do so on a daily basis.
These pirates are not all borderline criminals. They can be doctors, veterans, police officers, or even lawyers too.
In fact, many top lawyers don’t think that piracy is unethical and some even support it. This is also what Prof. Dariusz Jemielniak and Dr. Malgorzata Ciesielska reported in a recent paper.
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