Research: ‘3-strike’ warnings don’t work

A research paper from an Australian academic has concluded that ‘three strikes’ or graduated response laws designed to reduce Internet-based copyright infringement are by and large ineffective and do not direct users towards legitimate sources of content.

The study – Evaluating Graduated Response – by Rebecca Giblin at the Monash University Faculty of Law, notes that it has been more than three years since the first countries began implementing ‘graduated responses’, requiring ISPs to take a range of measures to police their users’ copyright infringements. Graduated responses now exist in a range of forms in seven jurisdictions. Right-holders describe them as ‘successful’ and ‘effective’ and are agitating for their further international roll-out. But what is the evidence

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