Torrents are just heaven for people all around the world, to download nearly almost everything. But there was an amazing 30% decrease in the internet usage by the Swedish, after the a legislation which is based on the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (IPRED).
The law is to make copyright holders and authorities more powerful, to act against the people who download stuff illegally through peer-to-peer software’s. However, people are people !! 400,000 Swedes connected to the Pirate Bay tracker with no decline. It in my opinion there is no serious way to act against these kind of activities.