Another day, another report into the effectiveness or otherwise of anti-piracy legislation. This time, the Cybernormer group at the University of Lund is claiming that the IPRED laws in Sweden are not having any proper long-term effect on file-sharing numbers. It does, however, say that it did have some impact, but only in the short-term. It also adds that public support for such pro-copyright legislation is “close to non-existent” and that the “few who are deterred by harsher monopoly enforcement tend to compensate by anonymizing”.
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