The Effect of Piracy Website Blocking on Consumer Behavior

@article{Danaher2020TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Piracy Website Blocking on Consumer Behavior},
  author={Brett Danaher and Jonathan Hersh and Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang},
  journal={Legal Perspectives in Information Systems eJournal},
  year={2020}
}
Understanding the relationship between copyright policy and consumer behavior is an increasingly important topic for participants in digital media markets. In this paper we seek to study how consumer behavior changes when Internet Service Providers are required to block access to major piracy websites. We do this in the context of two court-ordered events affecting consumers in the UK: The blocking order directed at The Pirate Bay in May 2012, and blocking orders directed at 19 major piracy… 
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