CCIA’s Response To MPAA Study Today

BY CCIA Staff
September 19, 2013

The MPAA released a study today which claims that search engines “influenced” about 19 percent of visits to websites that predominately offer copyright infringing content.  The report may mislead, however, because it derives its number not by counting search results followed to an infringing site, but by counting any user who visited a piracy site within 20 minutes of also using a search engine.

A post on the Disruptive Competition blog can be found here.  It also links to a white paper we issued last month that indicates online search is not the primary means by which infringers access unlawful content.

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