Piracy Takedown Notices Increase E-Book Sales, Research Finds

Takedown notices for pirated books can be quite effective in some cases, new research shows. The extensive study reveals that these anti-piracy measures can increase e-book sales by 15 percent. Other book formats are unaffected, and interestingly the results also indicate that lesser-known authors may benefit from piracy.In an attempt to limit the availability of pirated content, copyright holders send millions of takedown requests to online services every week.The effectiveness of these anti-piracy measures is often in doubt, since the pirated files usually reappear quickly elsewhere. But, according to new research they do have some effect.
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