Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday May 09, 2016

Neuroscientists Discover Why Internet Pirates Don’t Feel Guilty

Scientists in Australia think they know why internet pirates don't feel guilty about illegally downloading content from the internet. Apparently test subjects were more likely to steal non-tangible items, regardless the cost of the item or risk of getting caught.

Entertainment industry groups often equate illegal downloading to theft, an act that many people would feel guilty about carrying out. However, millions of downloaders simply do not feel any guilt when they transfer infringing content to their machines, so why is that? Scientists in Australia think they've found the answer.