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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."

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fatstarr1206d ago

All it does is infuriate and cause the user to find it from another source

Yi-Long1205d ago

... 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.