Iceland's net traffic plummets, following P2P raids

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Brief Police in Iceland raided the homes of 12 people and confiscated computer equipment and CDs this week as the global war on file sharing reached the volcanic homeland of elves and trolls. Police targeted individuals using the popular DC++ file sharing application to share movie files. One suspect was found with approximately 2.5TB of allegedly illicit material.

Within hours of the raids, net traffic in Iceland fell 40 per cent, according to SMAIS, Iceland's association of film right holders, which filed the complaints that prompted police action. Its take on the raids (in Icelandic, unfortunately) can be found here. ®

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