Three strikes laws introduced to stop content piracy do not work, according to a report from Monash University.
Graduated response laws introduced to reduce internet-borne copyright infringement were largely useless and did not help make users buy legitimate sources of content.
Rebecca Giblin at Monash University’s Faculty of Law could find no connection between three strikes laws and reduced piracy.
In a report published by Australian Policy Online, Giblin said that if ‘effectiveness” means reducing infringement, then it is not effective.
The research was based on case studies from France, New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea and the UK. All of these countries have enacted laws that penalise customers in some form, with fines and disconnections, for repeated infringements.