EU: Blocking access to file-sharing sites ‘ineffective’ against piracy

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Internet site-blocking and shutdowns have almost no effect against music and video piracy, new research from the European Union says.

A new paper published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center concluded that copyright enforcement tactics, which include blocking of Web addresses to known illegal file-sharing and video-streaming sites, saw “significant but short-lived” declines in piracy levels.

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