Thursday January 10, 2013

Traffic and Piracy Drop After Restricting Pirated Content

Wait, are you trying to tell me that restricting pirated content means less traffic from pirates and less copyright infringement? That's amazing! wink

Under continued pressure to take additional anti-piracy measures, file-hosting site RapidShare introduced a new business strategy last year. The model restricted the ability of all users to engage in third party public distribution, the most popular way of sharing copyrighted material. As a result the company experienced a significant drop in traffic and, according to a spokesman, a significant drop in copyright infringement too.