[pp.int.general] Swedish record sellers happy

Erik Lönroth erik.lonroth at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 00:10:46 CEST 2009

As always, the figures presented by economists should be taken with a lot of
salt. Possibly inverted for better accuracy.

I can assure you that in Sweden, we are still sharing files in a never
decreasing manner.

As for TPB, I can't blame them youngsters for moving on, and where TPB once
were, there will be others.

/Erik Lönroth

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Reinier Bakels <r.bakels at planet.nl> wrote:

>  In my newspaper I read that the sales (turnover) of Swedish record
> sellers increased by 14% in the first half of 2009 (to 359 SEK), after a
> steady decline since 2001 "when P2P came up with networks like KaZaA and
> Napster". At last the fruits from IPRED.
> The artcle states that internet traffic in Se drecreased by 30% last april
> when the anti-piracy law went into force in SE. It says that people revert
> to streaming media that do not allow sharing.
> Finally, the article says that TPB is still in the air ...
> Could anyone (from Sweden or elsewhere) comment?
> reinier
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