Swedish internet use plummets after filesharing curb introduced
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 05/04/2009 08:00
Internet traffic in Sweden - previously a hotbed of illicit filesharing - has fallen dramatically following the introduction of a law banning online piracy.
The country - home to the notorious Pirate Bay website, whose founders are awaiting a court judgment on whether they have broken the law by allowing people to find films, games and music for illicit downloads - has previously been seen as a haven for filesharing, in which people can get copyrighted content for free.
As many as one in 10 Swedes is thought to use such peer-to-peer services.