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Piracy in Finland on a sharp rise, still the lowest of the Nordics even though 40% of shows pirated are Finnish. Sweden has double the amount of pirates compared to others.

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[–] [email protected] 13 points 8 months ago (1 children)

that is incredible, 5% of all swedish households are using illegal iptv. really, that number makes me doubt the whole study - but I don't live in sweden, maybe that's how it is.

[–] [email protected] 16 points 8 months ago (2 children)

Sweeden was the birth of the Pirate Bay.

[–] [email protected] 13 points 8 months ago (1 children)

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Re: Unauthorized Use of DreamWorks SKG Properties

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[–] [email protected] 14 points 8 months ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 5 points 8 months ago

Fuck Hollywood. The copyright system doesnt create innovation , we have to rewrite those laws.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 8 months ago

Once a viking, always a viking.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 8 months ago (1 children)

Ok maybe its just me being out of touch with the Finnish scene, but I seriously and I mean SERIOUSLY doubt that 40% of the content pirated here is Finnish content. Could, again, be me just not giving a damn about Finnish shows/movies personally, but I don't even know where I'd go looking for those downloads. But just looking at the sheer amount of content that's available in English and other languages vs Finnish content, they are in essence saying that almost all Finnish shows are pirated then, because otherwise you're not getting anywhere close to 40% of that content being pirated. Unless they think that without piracy ALL of those people would be watching it legally, then maybe you'd get somewhere north of 20%. But even with just Finnish content, the fact is that you'd have to subscribe, I think to at least two (MTV Katsomo+ that is 13€ per month so you don't get ads (which yes, means that there is 7€ paid tier WITH ADS....) and Ruutu+ (that is also 13€ per month, 8€ per month WITH ADS....) and that's on top of, say Netflix. I just don't think that without piracy those 40% would actually pay for those services, just don't see it happening. I think they are way off with their numbers and are delusional in thinking that Finnish content would have such a big draw. I doubt it does.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 8 months ago (1 children)

Denmark has 880 Pirates of all kinds and they "reach" 46% of 15-24 year olds?

That's some bloody effective Pirates right there!

[–] [email protected] 4 points 8 months ago

A bit unclear writing but I expect that's 880 of the respondents.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 8 months ago (2 children)

How do you even measure that?

[–] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

Interesting question indeed, also 40% of the content, by GB, or by length, or by number?

[–] [email protected] 1 points 7 months ago (1 children)

Probably having a sample size of 1-2 thousand people and then scaling it up.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 7 months ago

-"Hello, it's from the institute of statistics. Can we ask you some questions, like do you do illegal stuff?"

[–] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

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