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Submitted by SquishyGorilla 470d ago | news

Blocking Pirate Websites Does Not Stop Online Piracy

NRM: "Research conducted by Boston Northeastern University has determined various anti-piracy strategies, including censorship and blockades, are not effective in stopping the downloading of pirated content." (Culture, Web)

fatstarr  +   470d ago
All it does is infuriate and cause the user to find it from another source
Yi-Long  +   470d ago
It just means that instead of downloading it for free....
... and when we really like it, buying the legal release...

... we'll go back to the situation where we just pay our classmate or our neighbour 5 or 10 buck to burn us a copy, and since we then already payed for it and have less disposable income, we'll spend less money on buying the official product.

Example, I might have downloaded Breaking Bad because it was never shown here on TV in Holland. I loved the show. I'd probably pick up the BR-boxes when they're available for a nice price. BUT if I hadn't been able to download them for free and already had to pay my neighbour or classmate 10 bucks orso per season to watch it, I won't be spending more money on it.

Oh well, it has already been shown in numerous studies that piracy INCREASES sales in the entertainment industry.

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