Friday, December 19, 2008

Swedish pirates

Photograph: RocketRaccoon/Flickr/Some rights reserved

Sweden could be considered the world's unofficial home of internet piracy largely thanks to the work of Pirate Bay, which claims to be the largest global tracker of BitTorrent files. That doesn't mean that all those are illegal... but a study of P2P file sharing, reported by AP, in Sweden estimates that 38% of young males illegally share files online and the 16-24 year-old age group used it most intensively.

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