Thursday September 18, 2014

Researchers Say Search Engines Can Diminish Online Piracy

Researchers from Carnegie Melon have found that search engine results actually do diminish online piracy.

Our data show that relative to the non-manipulated (control) condition, the presence of pirate or legal links in search results strongly influences the behavior of both the general and college-aged populations: users are more likely to choose a legal option to acquire the movie when legal sites are promoted, and users are more likely to choose a pirate option when piracy links are promoted.