Swedish bittorrent dropped 40Gbps with an EU law? (DCMA -like)
tme at americafree.tv
Wed Jul 15 11:43:30 UTC 2009
On Jul 15, 2009, at 7:29 AM, Charlie Allom wrote:
> I am interested in a claim made that with the implementation of
> EU Directive 2004/48/EC  that Swedish traffic dropped 40Gb/s:
> Could this really mean that everyone in Sweden just 'turned off their
> bittorrent clients' on the 1st of April? It seems to me that its more
> likely a large peer has pulled out or closed a service.
> Does anyone have some interesting ideas on where to get a more
> view on where that traffic went on the 1st of April?
> If you look at AMS-IX and LINX, there is a dip - but its hard to see
> so high up.
> Perhaps also there is a cultural difference with Swedes being more
> prone to follow the law? Like a speed camera effect.
> What do people think?
That statistics are rarely manipulated as aggressively as they are in
the P2P / filesharing wars.
> 1. http://www.swedishwire.com/business/506-illegal-filesharing-dives-in-sweden
> 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directive_on_the_enforcement_of_intellectual_property_rights
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