Swedish bittorrent dropped 40Gbps with an EU law? (DCMA -like)

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Wed Jul 15 06:43:30 CDT 2009


On Jul 15, 2009, at 7:29 AM, Charlie Allom wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am interested in a claim made[1] that with the implementation of
> EU Directive 2004/48/EC [2] that Swedish traffic dropped 40Gb/s:
>
> http://stats.autonomica.se/mrtg/sums/All.html
>
> 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  
> balanced
> 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  
> from
> so high up.
> https://stats.linx.net/cgi-pub/aggregate-year
> https://www.ams-ix.net/technical/stats/cgi-bin/16all?log=totalall;png=yearly
>
> 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.

Regards
Marshall

>
>
> 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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