This study which is a derivative from a main cyber-deviance research presents a literature review on digital piracy between 2010 and 2020. A total of 112 articles across 24 journals selected from the Information Systems Senior Scholars’ Basket and other relevant journals across 3 disciplines; namely economic, ethics and computer science were reviewed. A review of the articles indicated that digital piracy research seems to be principally skewed towards the quantitative approach rather than a balance of methodologies. Again, while it was evident that the phenomenon has gained academic interest in recent times, there seems to be a lack of theorization in digital piracy studies. Our study contributes to the growing literature on digital media piracy by presenting insights into the methodological approaches used, media focus, level of analysis, economic distribution, dominant research frameworks and pointers for future research.
Barnor, Jonathan; Boateng, Richard; Kolog, Emmanuel Awuni; Afful-Dadzie, Anthony; Entee, Edward; and Patterson, Alfred, "A Systematic Literature Review of Digital Piracy Research in Information Systems Journals (2010 – 2020): Preliminary Insights" (2020). MWAIS 2020 Proceedings. 11.