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New Zealand reports traffic drop


Three strikes copyright law comes into force
Two ISPs from New Zealand reported that the controversial three strikes copyright law resulted in dropping traffic since it came into force, beginning with September.

ISP Orcon said that international traffic into the country dropped by about 10. ISP TelstraClear also reported a drop in traffic, although it could not confirm whether it is related to the law.

The controversial law is yet to yield lawsuits but New Zealand authorities instated fines as high as NZ$15,000 for repeat offenders. There is also an option to deprive these persons of Internet access for up to six months.

It has been said that the traffic drop is modest, especially seeing as how Swedish traffic dropped by 30 percent after a strict copyright bill was instated.

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Last modified on 09 September 2011
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