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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  1. identicon
    Emilio, 25 Oct 2010 @ 8:16am

    I have nothing against Musicians/Producers/Engineers getting paid for their work. I do have a problem with obsolete distribution monopolies claiming exclusive rights to all that money, then giving as little of it as possible to the people who actually make music, and turning us all into criminals by default with their greedy, under-handed attempts to co-opt the rule of law to their advantage. Makes me cringe to think how they're ruining the rest of the world's opinion of a country I used to be proud of...

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