Big Hy

TitleBig Hy
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Ross, J, Skipper, RB
Corporate AuthorsAssociation of Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published01/2013
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Keywordsbusiness , Intellectual Property and Patents , Media Studies , MILITARY , MILITARY ethics
AbstractHyman "Big Hy" Strachman is one of the world's busiest bootleggers of pirated movies. Over the past nine years he has sent over 300,000 DVDs of newly released Hollywood movies that he sends to American troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. He makes no money from his efforts; in fact, he has personally paid shipping costs of tens of thousands of dollars over the years. Mr. Strachman admits he his violating copyright law. However, there are no plans to bring charges against Mr. strachman.
Notes© Association for Practical and Professional Ethics 2013 Case from the February 28, 2013 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
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