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Researchers from Northeastern University in Boston conducted a study, the results of which show that blocking pirate sites is ineffective. Experts analyzed the availability of pirated material on file-exchange sites and found that pirates have the time to publish more illegal content than copyright holders to censor.

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The study found that blocking Megaupload had little effect on the distribution of pirated material on the net. Moreover, the content was illegally distributed through other resources.

“Pirates and copyright owners are playing cat and mouse game. Pirated content is loaded first and the last is removed and then there are new sites that allow you to directly upload content “, – the report says.

The researchers recommend copyright holders to block the flow of financial resources to pirated resources and create a more attractive legal download content environment for users.