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An Investigation Into Cyber-Crime With Focus On Internet Piracy

Ref: ict0022

This study will attempt to look at some of the many issues associated with cybercrime and in particular, piracy, including the current scale of pirate activities, the causes and motivation for committing piracy and problems for law enforcement agencies in tackling this rising problem. Before these issues can be addressed, it is essential to grasp some fundamental background concepts. This introductory chapter seeks to provide an overview to these important issues focusing on what exactly constitutes a crime and how a cybercrime can be defined. It will then seek to look at the history of the internet and to explain some important concepts involved in piracy.
  • 11,000 words - 40 pages in length
  • Good in depth analysis
  • Outstanding piece of work
  • Ideal for IT and computing students


1 Introduction What is Cybercrime?

What is Deviance?
What is Crime?
Cybercrime explained
Brief History of the Internet

2 Understanding the extent of Piracy
The Scope and Scale of Pirate Activity
Problems with Knowledge Creation
Under-reporting
Focus of Investigation
Incorrect Assumptions
Media Sensationalism
Shifting Definitions
Industry Bias

3 Piracy: A new kind of crime?
Time and Space re-imagined
Cybercrime and Identity
The Nature of Intellectual Property
Necessary Resources
Social Exclusion?
Moral Consensus

4 Who are the Pirates?
Youth and Piracy
Income and Piracy
Culture and Piracy
Social Class and Piracy

5 Causes and Motivations for Offence
Offender Motivation
Suitable Targets
Guardianship

6 Challenges for Law Enforcement
Jurisdiction
Police Resources and Culture
Legislation

7 Policing Cyberspace: How are law makers responding?
Who is Policing Cyberspace?
Anti-Piracy Initiatives
The Criminalisation of Piracy
Re-Education Campaigns
Technology

8 Conclusion
Criminalisation or Demonisation
Final Thoughts

References



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