Friday, April 17, 2009

Piracy law cuts internet traffic


Some people won't go online if they cannot brake the law there it seems.


Piracy law cuts internet traffic
2 Apr 2009 14:10 BST

Internet traffic in Sweden fell by 33% as the country's new anti-piracy law came into effect, reports suggest.

Sweden's new policy - the Local IPRED law - allows copyright holders to force internet service providers (ISP) to reveal details of users sharing files.

Figures from Netnod, a Swedish firm that measures internet traffic in and out of the country, suggest traffic fell from an average of 120Gbps to 80Gbps on the day the new law came into effect.