Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday September 11, 2013

Anti-Piracy "Strike" Schemes Are Not Effective

Why do they keep doing these studies? With the exception of the entertainment industry, it seems that everyone knows this doesn't work. Why not conduct studies on actual ways to curb piracy instead?

A new report published by Dr Rebecca Giblin of Monash University shows that graduated response systems are not as effective as rightsholders claim. A detailed review of "strikes" schemes around the world shows that there is no evidence that they lead to a reduction in piracy, and no evidence that authorized use is maximized.