Camera Phone Theft Not Immoral - Survey
Published on: 16th Sep 2003
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Young users of camera phones in Japan do not consider photographing information in newspapers they haven t paid for to be a crime according to a new survey by Nepro Japan There has been a rising trend in Japan for camera phone owners to use them to take photos of news articles and information that interests them then read it later on their PC s The Japan Magazine Publishers Association recently called on magazine retailers to be aware of the trend and try to prevent it
The survey also found that 60% of the respondents said they think "digital shoplifting" is immoral. A total of 26% responded that they think it is a crime and 14% said it is permissible.
The survey showed that 47% of respondents said they had head of "digital shoplifting", while 14% said that they had actually carried out, or contemplated carrying out such an activity. A total of 54% said they have never engaged in "digital shoplifting", and 31% said they do not own a camera phone.
Of the respondents who had taken photos of news content, 14% took photos of recipies, 13% took restaurant reviews and 10% took photos of fashion news articles.
Nepro Japan is a distributor of news to cell phones aimed at the 20/30 yr old market. The survey had 6,139 effective responses."
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