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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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Oct 2010 @ 6:38am

    Article is completely wrong

    If you read the news quoted by the article it says that "rights-holders are reporting 25,000 music related copyright infringements to HADOPI every day" it doesn't say anywhere that 25000 mails are sent everyday !!

    If you read this (in french sorry) http://www.pcinpact.com/actu/news/60008-hadopi-volumetrie-identification-email.htm

    it says that the goal is to reach 1000/2000 emails everyday by end of 2010 ...


    Anyway, it still sucks but misinformation is what help pass these kind of laws so might as well set things straight where we can...

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