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Tuesday January 08, 2013

Researchers: Censoring Pirate Sites Doesn’t Work

Researchers have discovered people that pirate stuff are going to find a way to pirate stuff.

A new study released by researchers from Boston’s Northeastern University shows that censoring "pirate" sites by blocking or seizing their domains is ineffective. The researchers looked at the availability of various pirated media on file-hosting sites and found that uploaders post more new content than copyright holders can take down. A better solution, according to the researchers, is to block the money streams that flow to these sites.