Swedish Web Traffic Drops 33% after Anti-Piracy Law
Internet traffic in Sweden dropped by a staggering 33% following the imlementation of a new anti-piracy law, which allows copyright-holders to seek a court order to force Internet service providers to reveal the IP addresses of file-sharing computers.
This is likely a short-term drop, though. An interesting related statistic would be the rate of increase for search terms such as "proxy" and "IP spoof".
On a related note, the verdict for the Pirate Bay trial is due on April 17.
Sweden's new policy - the Local IPRED law - allows copyright holders to force internet service providers (ISP) to reveal details of users sharing files.