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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    fogbugzd (profile), 25 Oct 2010 @ 8:13am

    Re: Re: 50K angry customers a day

    You still didn't answer the basic question. How is Hadopi going to increase music and movie sales?

    Perhaps you just want revenge on the people you think destroyed your business. There are two problems with this line of thought. First, the free downloaders are not the ones who destroyed your business. You can look within your own corporate suites to find the guilty parties. Second, revenge is very expensive. Few businesses can afford revenge because it means taking a huge hit in longterm viability. The big labels are already in trouble and can't afford too many more big hits. In this case the music industry is essentially admitting defeat and announcing plans to go out of business entirely. The only question is whether they will manage to take the movie industry down with them.

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