Face the Music: Explicit Piracy Warnings Are the Best

Discs with a pirate skull and crossbones on the discs
Dec. 13, 2018

A study by UNLV psychologist finds that explicit warnings against music piracy are just as effective as the threat of fines. Ullman’s research studied the effectiveness of a variety of symbols and words that were likely to deter the illegal copying of music. Phrases that suggested a user would be monitored were as powerful as the threat of a monetary fine. Her research garnered national attention and offers fresh insight into the world of music copyrights.