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Most Swedes Do Not Support New Law

Published tisdag 17 mars 2009 kl 10.31
Sweden's Pirate Bay is one of the world's largest file-sharing resources

A new anti-file sharing law has very low support among the general population, says a new survey.

The so-called Ipred law will come into force in two weeks. It will force internet service providers to hand over details on their subscribers to agents who are investigating illegal file-sharing - allowing the authorities to contact and possibly prosecute individual file sharers.

But figures from a survey by Sifo suggest that only 32% support the law, while 48% are firmly against it. This pattern is strongest among men aged 15-29, where 79% say no to the new law. The least negative about the new law are people over 65, with merely 27% opposing it, but even here only 32% are actually supportive.

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