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IPRED Law kills internet traffic in Sweden
Posted by Mario Mansour in TubePress

IPRED stands for International Property Rights Enforcement Directive and it is the new directive from the EU to stop illegal file sharing over the internet.

In short the law forces ISPs to reveal the names of people attached to IP addresses suspected of sharing copyrighted music, movies, other files illegally on the internet.

The law took effect in Sweden on April 1st which means all internet activities starting from that date are being recorded and serious consequences will be taken against illegal file sharing.

Below a graph from NetNod shows the internet traffic fall dramatically after IPRED took place which implies according to analyzers that most swedish internet traffic comes from P2P download and file sharing.

Many protests have been raised against IPRED and many believe that the law will not manage to stop piracy.  There are already ways to surf anonymously and to hide one’s identity on the internet. The Pirate Bay already offers this solution for 5 euros/month.

I give it 2 weeks so let’s just wait and see what will happen. I will try to keep you updated about the situation as soon as I have more information. Keep in touch.

3 Responses to “IPRED Law kills internet traffic in Sweden”

  1. Rodney Says:

    Honestly, I hope they find some way to get rid of illegal file sharing. If I create something, I want to get paid for my hard work.

    I’m surprised there aren’t more comments on this post as this is a pretty contraversial issue.

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