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Legal downloads jump following IPRED in Sweden

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 12 Apr 2009 16:48 User comments (5)

Legal downloads jump following IPRED in Sweden Following the introduction of new measures under the IPRED anti-file sharing law in Sweden last week, legal downloads of music enjoyed a 100 percent increase in the country. The information was released by digital content provider InProdicon. The company did not want to release information on the exact number of songs sold however.
"The first week after the introduction of IPRED, sales increased by 100 percent compared to the previous weeks. I don't know if this is only because of IPRED, but it is definitely a sign of a major change," said managing director Klas Brännström.

This could mean good things for Swedish artists however, as about 60 percent of downloaded music in the country is from Swedish artists. "We have seen a clear sales increase compared to last year. There has been a 20-30 percent increase on an annual basis, but sales fluctuate a bit depending on which artists are launching new albums," said Brännström.

Just days ago, the Pirate Bay revealed that over 100,000 had signed up to test its IPREDATOR service, which claims to offer anonymity to users.

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5 user comments

112.4.2009 19:44

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The first week after the introduction of IPRED, sales increased by 100 percent compared to the previous weeks.

Hear that? The first week after IPRED they sold two songs in Sweden! :-P

212.4.2009 20:35

Whose info are you going to trust in all this? My best guess is that nothing has truly changed. Those who purchase, will continue to. Those who don't, won't. Nothing gained, nothing lost.

313.4.2009 1:15

You cant compete with FREE.

413.4.2009 8:30

A 100% increase with no numbers to back up the claim? Smells fishy to me.

514.4.2009 6:27

Originally posted by windsong:
You cant compete with FREE.

lawl, so true.

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