Swedish crackdown on piracy pays off [AFP]

[AFP] Sweden’s tough new anti-piracy law has led to a sharp drop in illegal downloading but critics say the effects will be short-lived and argue it is an excessive breach of personal privacy.Sweden’s legislation, based on the European Union’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive, is credited with a 30 percent fall in the country’s total web traffic the day after it came into effect.
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http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/swedish-crackdown-on-piracy-pays-off-20090804-e88l.html

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