MI2N
Music Industry News Network
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 05-26-2004

New Survey Shows That Teens Are More Likely To Illegally Download Than Tweens

Bookmark and Share

MusicDish Network Sponsor
Tweens are less likely than teens to download copyrighted commercial software and other digital media (music, movies and games) through illegal, online file-sharing networks, according to results of a new Harris Interactive poll conducted for the Business Software Alliance (BSA). Three percent of tweens said they have illegally downloaded software while 33 percent of teens admitted to the practice. The results indicate that ethical attitudes toward copyright law are significantly weaker among teenagers, pointing to a need for more education.

The nationwide opinion poll asked more than 1,000 youth, ages eight to 18, about their attitudes toward copyright laws and Internet behavior, including uploading and downloading copyrighted files through online peer-to-peer (P2P) sites.*

In comparing the tween (ages eight to 12) and teen (ages 13 to 18) age groups, the behaviors and ethical attitudes toward illegally downloading software are strikingly different:

* Tweens are less likely than teens to believe that it is okay to download (16 percent vs. 38 percent) or upload (18 percent vs. 37 percent) software.
* Tweens are more likely than teens to worry about getting in trouble with their parents (50 percent vs. 11 percent) for illegally downloading copyrighted files.
* Tweens are less likely than teens to say that they know people who have downloaded files for free that they could have bought in a store or online (51 percent vs. 90 percent).

"The gap in behaviors and ethical attitudes from the tween to teen years indicates a critical need to educate younger kids even earlier and provide them with guidance that will positively influence their growth as good cyber citizens and their respect for digital copyrighted works," says Diane Smiroldo, vice president of public affairs for BSA.

The study also indicates that tweens have less of an understanding than teens about the copyright law and the dangers associated with illegal Internet downloading. Tweens are less likely than teens to say that there are laws against illegally downloading software (40 percent vs. 61 percent).

"It is clear from the results of this study that by the time our young people are teens they are more likely to download software and other types of digital copyrighted media," said Smiroldo. "Parents and teachers need to work together to emphasize to our young people the importance of using computers and the Internet safely, as well as respecting intellectual property."

In an effort to guide parents and educators in teaching children about respect for digital works online, BSA offers parents, teachers and students a variety of materials and tools on cyber ethics, including its curriculum, "Play It Safe in Cyber Space." This popular curriculum was co-produced with children's publisher Weekly Reader and is available for free at www.PlayitCyberSafe.com.

"Not talking about ethical behaviors is like shooting yourself in the foot," says Dr. Diane DeMott Painter, a technology resources teacher in Centreville, Va. Painter, the recipient of BSA's Cyber Education Award for 2003, was one of the first Fairfax County teachers to use the cyber ethics curriculum with her fifth and sixth grade students. "I am delighted that BSA provides free instructional materials that I now use with my students to help them understand about copyright and cyber ethics."

"I think the curriculum made an impact on my students," said Bertha Nenque, a fourth grade teacher at Santa Maria Elementary School, Laredo, Texas. "They were surprised to learn that copyright laws apply in cyberspace." When describing her experience teaching BSA's cyber ethics curriculum, Ms. Nenque said, "The students look at it as a game, yet they are learning and will remember the material."

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Back To The Roots EP 12"LP

Independent Artist Holds Top 10 Billboard Position At #8

Trump Helps Artist Finish Album

Summer In The City Gets A Little Hotter With Uptempo Pop Romp 'L.A. Nights' From Indie Singer/Songwriter/Producer Ayhan Sahin

MusicDish*China Acts Menage And Ooberfuse To Perform China's MTA Festival

Indie Orlando Artist Craymo Releases Pulse Benefit CD

Vancouver Artist Jordan Waller Announces Debut Single "This Feeling"



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Authors Against Music Piracy: Regional Court Munich Sentences Online Service Uploaded To Pay Damages
» Transform Your MIDI File Into An Acoustic Piano Track
» Seattle Digital Label CIN SEA Music Group Signs Distribution Deal With Affluent Records
» CMRRA Announces YouTube Licensing Agreement For Canada
» TuneIn Announces Partnership With Red Bull Music Academy
» BMG US Names Alex Flores Senior Vice President, Marketing, Commercials, Film & Television
» Bandtango Technology Empowers Broadcasters And Artists To Prevent Exploitation By Performance Rights Organizations
» Canadian Rock Band Menage "Lost In China" Tour
» Jade Alger Brings Mischief, Mystique And The Muse
» CES 2017 Music Contest: Open Call For All Musicians And Artists


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» First Tennessee Hires Andrew Kintz To Lead New Music Industry Banking Group
» Carsick Cars, Chui Wan, Alpine Decline Headline October Tour Of North America
» WANG WEN: Experimental Post-Rock Unit To Release Ninth Studio Album
» TMA Signs CCM Artist John Clark Blackwell To Management
» UK Festival Market Driven By "Super Fans"
» CES 2017 Music Contest: Open Call For All Musicians And Artists
» Victory Records Releases Statement On A Day To Remember Court Case
» Digital Domain Jointly Produces Chris Lee's First VR Music Video With Whaley VR And VS MEDIA
» Andy Ma Named As Warner Music Group's Chief Commercial Officer For Greater China
» Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine's Day) Playlist
» MusicDish*China Acts Menage And Ooberfuse To Perform China's MTA Festival
» 7th Annual Future Music Forum & Sync Summit: Finding The Next Music Industry

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.