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Is cyber hygiene a remedy to IPTV infringement? A study of online streaming behaviours and cyber security practices.

Shah, R., Cemiloglu, D., Yucel, C., Ali, R. and Katos, V., 2024. Is cyber hygiene a remedy to IPTV infringement? A study of online streaming behaviours and cyber security practices. International Journal of Information Security. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1007/s10207-024-00824-0


Spurred by the rapid modernisation of the sector and the advent of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), audiovisual (AV) piracy is at epidemic levels, with interventions having limited effect. To date, the dominant themes in interventions have been around personal deterrence (i.e. the threat of legal action) and have not considered other factors that may influence an individual’s decision to consume infringing content. In this paper, we consider psychological factors, including perceptions around risk-taking, security behaviours, problematic internet use and personality traits, to gain a comprehensive understanding of factors influencing engagement with IPTV and the potential implications for cyber security. For this purpose, a survey was conducted with 283 participants living in the UK (age range 18–74, male 104), and an integrated structural equation model was constructed. Our findings showed a positive relationship between security behaviours and the perceived risk of viewing IPTV and a negative relationship between the dark personality triad and the perceived risk of viewing IPTV. They suggest that security behaviours fully mediate the relationship between problematic internet use and IPTV risk-taking, indicating a potential new path for anti-piracy interventions with greater efficacy.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Internet protocol television; Dark personality triad; Problematic internet use; Human aspects of cyber security; Risk taking; Piracy; Copyright infringement
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:39739
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:25 Apr 2024 12:24
Last Modified:25 Apr 2024 12:24


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