Recently following the launch of IPred in Europe, It was reported that, 18 percent jump in legal music sales. Now in Sweden, the Local is reporting that illegal file sharing is back in full force, reaching new record levels.
Because of the cutdown of the bittorrent traffic, it came down to 40%. In my opinion everyone might have given a try for the originals. But no matter what, they came back to the old ages, where get things “free” is considered better than pay and get the things.
This will be more clear when different companies’ release their statistics. Anyway now streaming contents are getting more and more users. If you have good internet plan, why waste time and space by downloading the entire content, when you can watch it on the fly while its getting streamed.
“Spotify and the various television channels ‘Play’ sites haven’t yet released their statistics. There is guaranteed to be certain increase in file sharing, but it isn’t possible to tell exactly how much, Then you have the illegal video streaming sites, which aren’t file sharing in the traditional sense, but which play the same role for users. Watching a movie via a streaming video directly in your web browser is becoming more and more popular.”
Researcher Kristoffer Schollin Schollin said.
Kristoffer Schollin, Ph. D. intellectual property law, is post doc researcher and lecturer at the Department of Law and CIP – Center for Intellectual Property studies.
I think people of Sweden are not liking the laws which help Millionaires to become Billionaires.