This blog is mainly about legal downloads. Even so, it is important that the reasons why people go through illegal means in acquiring software, music, movies and other kinds of media. Why take the risk after all?
- It is easy to download them from the Internet.
Yes, the Internet has made it convenient for everyone to gather all kinds of information and media. That includes movies, music and even software. It is easy especially if it is already on P2P. Movies in particular.
- It is cheap.
Aside from the convenience of downloading them, it is considerably cheaper to download an album or an entire movie for an several minutes to an hour, depending on your Internet connection and the size of your download. Imagine how much a cd would cost, right? It is cheaper to download the songs and the movies.
- People are sharing their files, why shouldn’t I?
There is something social about it. Sharing files is a common phenomenon. With sharing of files everyone gets to have the latest stuff. It is not really peer pressure. It is more of the neighborly intent of sharing more than anything else.
There is something more than the consideration for costs when it comes to downloading files. After all, there are still those people who prefer having original copies especially when it comes to movies and music. Maybe there are more social factors to consider but downloading illegally is more often than not linked to economic factors. Each country would have a different culture and hence downloading thru P2P would be viewed differently. Hopefully there would be more studies on the matter.