France has sent 650,000 first strike piracy warnings, 60 third strikes

By Matthew
Oct 4, 2011
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  1. It's been a couple years since France passed its controversial "Hadopi" law in an effort to reduce online piracy and the agency has just released some fresh statistics about its…

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  2. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    humm, seems like these are not official figures ... & oh btw, it may be difficult to see what you are doing behind a vpn, but it's not impossible, like they used to say, 'impossible n'est pas Français' :)

    & those vpns are too slow for mass downloads while legal music distribution or streaming is rising quite fast in France & its territories.

    let see where this get & what other countries will do ... it has begun !

  3. Hadopi has made 1.000.000 IP identifications, 470.000 first warning e-mails, 21.000 second warning mails and smething like 20 people that may fear law suits.

    What Hadopi has really done is converting p2p traffic to MU and RS.
    French people on MU have grown from 2.000.000 to 8.000.000 within one year of Hadopi activity.
    This is the reason why Hadopi is now planing to enlarge its scope of intervention to streaming services, vpn, provided they found viable technical solutions on those matters.

    In the meantime, CD and DVD are still decreasing by 12% a year and legal alternatives (Itunes...) do not copensate it by far.
    In 2012, french people will elect a new president and several candidates (expecting young people votes) already plan Hadopi termination (it costs 12 millions euros a year).

    Hadopi is such an epic fail.

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