New Swedish Law Cuts Internet Users in Half

In Sweden, Internet traffic fell by a third after the passing of a new anti-piracy law.

Sweden recently passed a new law, the IPRED law. This law allows copyright owners to make ISPs reveal details about files users are sharing back and forth. It is believed that as much as 8% of Sweden’s population partakes in P2P filesharing.

Also of note, The Pirate Bay, the BitTorrent tracking site that is at the center of a long trial (which culminates sometime this month) is based in Sweden.

Anti-Piracy Law

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