Censorship is No Cure for Piracy, Legal Options Are

A newly published peer-reviewed paper reveals that blocking pirate sites does nothing to halt piracy. The report was one of the reasons why the Dutch Pirate Bay blockade was reversed. Talking to TorrentFreak the researchers say that censorship is “ineffective,” and that it “alienates” customers from the content industries.Last week the Dutch court of appeals ruled that The Pirate Bay blockade should be lifted. One of the arguments given was that the measures implemented in 2012 were ineffective.

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