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Traffic Shifting Away From P2P File Sharing to Web Services

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Executive Summary

Internet traffic volumes which had been increasing at a comparatively stable annual rate of approximately 30% until now, declined sharply by almost 20%. It is said that the reason for this was the amended Copyright Act that makes the download of copyright infringing content illegal. Here, the authors will explore the cause of this drop in traffic by comparing traffic and port usage levels for the week starting May 24, 2010 with data for 2009.

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