Site Blocking Efficacy: Australia | ASA

This report was produced for Australian Screen Association (ASA) to give an initial assessment of the efficacy of the site blocking of 5 sites implemented in Australia in December 2016, using data from 1 October 2016 up to 31 March 2017.

The report is split into two sections. Part one of the report analyses the impact of site blocking on the sites which have been blocked so far within the country. The usage changes of these sites in Australia is then compared against global usage to evaluate the effectiveness of blocking in relation to each other and to the usage of a global control group. Part two focuses on the piracy landscape in Australia specifically. This section provides data and analysis regarding the piracy landscape in the country, looking at the most used content infringing sites in the region.