Special Session Summary Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Property Online: Issues and Challenges For Consumer Behavior Research



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Angela Hausman (2003) ,"Special Session Summary Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Property Online: Issues and Challenges For Consumer Behavior Research", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 6, eds. Darach Turley and Stephen Brown, Provo, UT : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 316.

European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 6, 2003      Page 316

SPECIAL SESSION SUMMARY

PRIVACY, CONFIDENTIALITY, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ONLINE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR CONSUMER BEHAVIOR RESEARCH

Angela Hausman, The University of TexasBPan American, USA

 

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CONSUMER RESEARCH IN VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES

Constance Porter, Georgia State University, USA

The special problems of privacy and intellectual property rights for researchers examining virtual communities are addressed with emphasis on questions of individual rights and what practical and theoretical perspectives should guide research behavior in adequately protecting those rights without sacrificing research efficacy. The author has substantially completed the conceptual part of this paper.

 

CONSUMER INTERESTS VERSUS PRIVACY ON THE INTERNET

Angela Hausman, The University of Texas-Pan American, USA

Issues that may contribute to consumer vulnerability in cyberspace are addressed with emphasis on issues such as the collection of data on individuals without their knowledge, increased electronic surveillance in the workplace, and the possible vulnerability of stored information online for consumers, businesses and other entities that collect this information. This paper is primarily conceptual.

 

INTERNET DISTRIBUTION OF COPYRIGHTED DIGITAL CONTENT: CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS, ETHICAL ISSUES AND THE VIABILITY OF SUBSCRIPTION MODELS

Jennifer Christie, University of Dayton, USA

Don Lloyd Cook, University of New Mexico, USA

Dan Fisher, University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Jeff Langenderfer, Berry College, USA

Norma A. Mendoza, University of Arkansas, USA

The growth of the file sharing or "peer-to-peer" mechanisms such as Napster, Freenet, Kazaa, Morpheus and others has raised a host of issues for consumer researchers, business, and policy makers. The perceptions and attitudes of consumers toward the sharing of copyrighted material in an online context is examined in an effort to better understand the interactions between policy-makers, intellectual property owners, and other consumers using quantitative and qualitative data. Data collection is continuing.

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Authors

Angela Hausman, The University of TexasBPan American, USA



Volume

E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 6 | 2003



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