Filesharing crackdown stunts study

After the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) charged seven individuals and two corporations for running worldwide illegal copyrighted contents other file sharing sites have started to close down. University students, living on a tight budget, are finding it difficult not to use these cheap options and are getting frustrated about filesharing websites closing down one after another.

University students are frustrated by filesharing websites closing down.

After the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) charged seven individuals and two corporations for running worldwide illegal copyrighted contents through Megaupload.com, other file sharing sites have started to close down or disabled their filesharing functions.

Many students have more than one paying account on these sites. Most of them are worried that they won’t get refunded or lose their money.

An anonymous University student said: “I already renewed my account so I won’t be able to apply for a refund. I will lose my money and I won’t be able to find things that I want to download that I can’t buy or find from other websites.”

Some are even scared to continue using these websites, as they do not want to conflict with illegal copyright issues.

“If I see that investigations for illegal people that download files are going to be serious I will stop because I don’t want to be in prison for the rest of my life or pay an enormous amount of money to people for copyright issues.”

Another anonymous student said that he doesn’t care if a filesharing website is illegal or not because “it’s the only and cheapest way to get what you want.”

Most of them find it difficult not to use these options because of the ever tightening student budget. Filesharing websites are not only used for the leisure of the students but also for their studies.

See the full interviews on the video below.
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