Censoring Pirate Sites is Counterproductive, Research Finds

A new study has found that blocking access to torrent and linking sites results in the opposite effect. Instead of driving people towards legal websites and services, many of the blocked sites simply move to other domain names where they enjoy a significant and sustained boost in traffic.Rather than taking operators to court, copyright holders are increasingly relying on Internet providers to block ‘pirate’ domains.Courts all around the world have ordered Internet providers to block subscriber access to various pirate sites, and in Italy this process is formalized through telecoms regulator AGCOM.
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