Search engines such as Google and Bing should be forced to de-list pirate sites from search results to enhance Australia's site-blocking regime. That's the call from entertainment companies including Village Roadshow and Foxtel, who have responded to a government consultation on the efficacy and future standing of the country's leading anti-piracy mechanism.
An often heard motivation for people to illegally download or stream content is the long gap between a movie's theatrical release and its debut through other channels. New research shows that for digital downloads this gap is shrinking rapidly. But is that enough?