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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Swedish File-Sharing Rising after Anti-P2P Law

Swedish File-Sharing Rising after Anti-P2P Law

Swedish File-Sharing Rising after Anti-P2P Law

Added: Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The research revealed a 5% increase on file-sharing, but the investigators assume that many users have just turned to illicit streaming video and music sites in order to circumvent anti-P2P law.

Despite government was going to target over eight hundred people, it actually did only three.


Earlier the same situation could be observed in France, where piracy rate also increased after introducing a “three-strikes” law. There 70% of ex-P2P users have simply turned to such alternatives as illicit streaming services and HTTP-hosting services like Rapidshare.

The situation resembles the one in Sweden, which made the same efforts in order to fight illegal file-sharing. Only three users got targeted out of the several hundreds the government was expecting, taking into account that a whole year has passed after introducing IPRED (a legislation, allowing copyright owners to have a court order forcing ISPs to disclose the identities of accused users).

However, there were more special funds established for supporting charged individuals than the number of those accused. Swedish Bureau of Piracy states it’s too early to evaluate the results of the law passage, and it will take a year or two more to show the outcome.

Actually, right after the introducing the law there was a considerate decrease in Internet usage, but later it has surged over pre-IPRED levels.

The pirates have gone everywhere – 60% of surveyed 15-24 year-olds say they use illicit streaming services, as well as 40% of 15-74 year-olds do, which is the same level as prior to IPRED. Swedish Anti-Piracy Office know this problem and is going to solve it in case of increasing their popularity. Their lawyer admits there’s a clear problem and they do focus on websites providing streaming out content, so if they see the services gaining more popularity, they would act legally.

The numbers for file-sharing are not as good as a year before IPRED (26%), but still OK –16% against 11% in last September. So it might be the major factor of unbalancing within the year, but it’s hard to say. Anyway, the law definitely hasn’t resulted in the hoped “dampening effect” for copyright owners. No laws can change the opinion of many young people that file-sharing is not wrong. Moreover, IPRED may push them to claim piracy the same “national sport” as their French fellows did.

April 3rd, 2010

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Date:  Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Comments (9) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-04-03 19:31:45)
iamezaz avatarYeah baby carry on the good work keep rising Sweden

posted by (2010-04-04 03:37:33)
BenjaWiz avatarGOOOOOOOOOOO Sweden lets keep the fight on.

posted by (2010-04-04 03:37:50)
BenjaWiz avatarIt's our world not their's..

posted by (2010-04-04 06:18:54)
jdrav avatarGo Sweden

posted by (2010-04-04 08:49:07)
4JIMi2sTEXAS0 avatarlol when the government pushes, the people will push back !!

posted by (2010-04-04 12:42:54)
cyberartist avatarBrilliant!

posted by Supermanimmortal (2010-04-04 17:33:38)
Big_A_Little_A avatarMany thanks SaM,
Same thing happened in France when their HADOPI laws were introduced.For more info see,

posted by (2010-04-04 20:57:49)
Rockman avatararen t users just going to turn to peerblock / vpn / hotspot / itshidden and god only knows what else is out their or is being invented and just around the next corner that will keep P 2 P fans safe ! ?

posted by (2010-04-05 08:00:30)
Dojan avatarså går det när dem försöker bestämma allting ;)

that was Swedish for: thats what you get when you try to command/controll everything ;)
this law is pretty much shit anyway, it was only active in the beginning and now i haven't heard from it in a long time....
thanks for the read SaM...

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