Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

What is the mind-set of today's adult population concerning piracy and ethics?

It's really depressing to read the Yahoo questions from online members always asking how to get free ebooks, download free this, free that, music piracy without a care in the world that it's thievery. They don't think they should have to pay for anything. Has the internet with its down-loadable freeware mind-conditioned the current generation that stealing is OK, or do they even consider it stealing?

I wonder if they've ever mentally put themselves in the shoes of someone who has spent months, if not years, inventing, composing, writing a book, etc. only to have the rewards of their intensive labor casually stolen from them.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    i think its the way their parent bring them up. they do not teach them right from wrong.they want everything handed to them on a silver platter.also if there friends do it they have to do it.

  • 1 decade ago

    They don't even think it's stealing. Me, I blame it on the parents.

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