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Major drop in internet traffic after new law

iamnot (849732) writes | more than 5 years ago

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iamnot writes "The new IPRED law came into effect in a big way in Sweden on April 1st. A news report has come out showing that internet traffic dropped by 30% from March 31st to April 1st. A lawyer from the Swedish anti-piracy agency was quoted as saying that the drop in traffic "sends a very strong signal that the legislation works". Is the new law, which allows for copyright holders to request the identification of people sharing files, truly curing people of their evil ways? Or perhaps it is just taking some time for Swedish downloaders to figure out the new IPREDator VPN system from The Pirate Bay."
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Only a temporary effect (1)

Thorwak (836943) | more than 5 years ago | (#27428315)

The same (about 30% short term drop in traffic) was seen in Finland (a neighbour country) when they implemented similar laws. A few months later however the traffic was back to "normal" again, and P2P traffic continue to rise.
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