The Norwegian Music-Streaming Experience Shows Why Tough Anti-Piracy Laws Are Unnecessary
from the facts?-who-needs-facts? dept
We recently wrote about how the availability of music-streaming services seems to be have a big impact on reducing the scale of illegal downloads in various Scandinavian countries. Thomas Steen pointed out to us that the country with the highest proportion accessing music authorized streaming services is his native Norway, which is particularly noteworthy because Norway also has the least aggressive laws against illegal downloads in the region (he kindly put together a document comparing cases in Denmark, Sweden and Norway involving piracy to highlight this.) That not only undermines the case for tough anti-piracy laws, but also Norway's own plans to bring the laws in, which are still grinding their way through the system.