Hadopi Already Up To Sending Out 25,000 'First Strike' Notices Per Day

from the no-internet-for-you dept

When Hadopi first started sending out "you're an infringer!" first strike notices last month, we noted that it was initially sending out 10,000 per day with plans to ramp up to 50,000. It isn't taking long. The latest reports show that it's already sending out 25,000 notices per day. That seems like an awful lot. Remember, in all the years the RIAA was suing individuals for file sharing, it only ended up suing 18,000 people total, though it threatened legal action against 30,000.

Of course, this should give you an indication of why the entertainment industry likes these sorts of three strikes things much more than actual due process and lawsuits. They can go after a lot more people, for a lot less money, and a lot less of pesky due process and silly antiquated concepts like "innocent until proven guilty."

Filed Under: copyright, france, hadopi

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    Hephaestus (profile), 26 Oct 2010 @ 8:39am

    Re: Re: Re: 50K angry customers a day


    This is like a religious conviction for them. They have someone to blame for their downfall and nothing you do or say is going to change their beliefs. It reminds me of all the times in history where the line "Its not your fault you ar poor, stupid and starving. It the (insert racial, religious, or bad guy of your choosing here) that are causing this". Once it starts it becomes a closed, self reinforcing system that denies any proof to the contrary. A system were denial of proof runs rampant, were discent is shouted down, were people who do discent are excluded from the group, and rationalizing of actions occurs on a daily basis.

    All in in these people are following in the footsteps of any number of cults.

    oh and the point ... the proof you provided will be ignored, even if read it will be forgotten with in a couple days.


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