Om lögnen upprepas så blir den sanning

Sedärja, SCB har konstaterat att 700000 svenskar regelbundet fildelar. Saxat från DN och Svd (identiska artiklar i princip):

På Antipiratbyrån, som kämpar mot fildelning av upphovsrättsskyddat material, tror man att antalet fildelare ökar.

– Det är väldigt svårt att arbeta mot piratkopiering när vi saknar en fungerande lagstiftning och polis och åklagare saknar resurser. En fungerande lagstiftning har effekt, det har vi sett i Finland, säger Sara Lindbäck på Antipiratbyrån.

Hur var det nu i Finland? Fungerade lagstiftningen där? Har antalet fildelare minskat?
Det finska exemplet har tidigare skjutits i sank med kraft:

The Swedish IFPI is lobbying new copyright law with intentionally distorted data from the Finnish copyright organisations

We Finns have got a prime example of how the international copyright industry plays its cold blooded game of tightening copyright laws around the world using global tactics and intentional statistical lies. The Swedish government is under time pressure to implement the IPRED1 directive (also known as sanction directive). This directive was the basis for our own notorious new copyright law, Lex Karpela. The Swedish IFPI is now lobbying Swedish politicians with a report where they recommend similar hardened sanctions and various impairments of legal protections for file sharers as has been implemented in a number of other European countries, Finland included. These recommendations are justified in the report with ”good experiences from Finland”.

The Swedish IFPI claims in its report that illegal filesharing was reduced from 21% to 15% as a result of the new Finnish copyright law from 2005. IFPI is picking these imaginative ‘facts’ from an annual telephone poll called Tekijänoikeusbarometri (Copyright barometer) executed by a Finnish polling company Taloustutkimus. This poll has been shown to be utterly worthless in scientific terms. Nobody outside copyright industry itself has access to the wording of the questions being used nor to the result data from where the results are arbitrarily cherry picked. When the new copyright law was considered by the Finnish parliament, the Finnish copyright lobby picked from their Copyright barometer figures showing an alarming growth in net piracy, calling for strict legal measures. Last summer, when the law had been in effect for over a year, the same lobby wanted to convince the press that the new stricter law had reduced net piracy in Finland and picked their selected ‘results’ accordingly. These numbers have now been presented by the Swedish IFPI as ‘facts’ in its own lobbying campaign.

When the Finnish copyright organizations made their claims last summer, a large Finnish TV company MTV3 decided to check the facts about the extent of net piracy in Finland. They contacted FICIX, the association of Internet operators of Finland, and the chairman of FICIX, Jorma Mellin, informed them that while there had been temporary drops in p2p activity following well-publicized police raids – especially that of the Finnish torrent site FinReactor – these drops had been temporary only, and that the overall trend was an increase in p2p traffic. Mr. Mellin told to MTV3 that about half of the Finnish Internet bandwith is used by p2p traffic, and especially the copying of movies and videos was on the rise as observed by the Internet operators. So while the Finnish copyright lobby was trying to get out a propaganda message of an effective copyright law reducing piracy, MTV3 ended up publishing their news under the title ”Illegal sharing of files keeps growing”.

Since the revelation of MTV3 the Finnish copyright organizations have been careful not to make similarly blatant propaganda statements in the Finnish press. But this has not obviously prevented them from recycling the same untruthful data to their colleagues in Sweden in the hope that these could use it succesfully in their own lobbying efforts.

Kort sagt: lagstiftningen har INTE fungerat i Finland, och det spelar ingen roll hur många gånger Antipiratbyrån påstår att det är så. En lögn blir inte sann bara för att den upprepas!

Intressant

Uppdatering: Även Aftonbladet skriver om detta. Samtliga tre artiklar verkar vara samma mer eller mindre.

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2 svar to “Om lögnen upprepas så blir den sanning”

  1. Mabande Says:

    Orsaken till att artiklarna är i stort sett identiska är att de är från TT, med viss bearbetning från respektive tidnings journalist / reporter / skribent.

  2. Martin a.k.a NPC]Otyg Says:

    Tror inte de har bearbetats speciellt mycket alls, speciellt inte de hos DN och SvD. Aftonbladets har jag inte läst mer än skummat alls.

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