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 @ 5:31am


    The good news is that, it doesn't matter, no law will stop the "piracy phenomenon", because that is about connecting with others and the only way to stop it is to stop all inter-communications between people and I don't see that happening ever.

    I read that some in the industry want to bring "piracy" to acceptable levels, that always put a smile on my face. To see how naive some people can be assuming of course that was the real intent of those statements.

    Since the law in France was passed filesharing grew 3% already and it is showing no signs of slowing.

    Perhaps in 10 years other will see how this all works out, in the meantime I will continue to backup my DVD's, not to buy music from labels and their hundreds of fronts and keep teasing them about it.

    I'm a pissed off consumer, one that will not give a f'ing dime to those people if I can help it, more importantly I'm aggressively lobbying everybody I know to find alternatives, pirating that stuff is still giving them something that has value and that is attention.

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