BBC News is reporting that internet traffic in Sweden fell by a third on Wednesday following the introduction of the Local IPRED law, which allows rights-owners to go to court and force ISPs to give them the details of suspected file-sharers. Swedish internet measurement firm Netnod says that traffic fell from 120Gbps to 80Gbps on the day, although Swedish Pirate Party vice chairman Christian Engstrom claims it’ll rise again in the coming weeks. “It takes people a few weeks to figure out how to change their security settings so that they can share files anonymously,” he said. The Pirate Bay has already launched its IPREDator service which lets people pay €5 a month to access its torrent site through a virtual private network, to evade the new law.

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