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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    Karl (profile), 25 Oct 2010 @ 9:45am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Mike did a little writeup on just that a few months ago.

    Thanks! I don't know how I missed that.

    If you read the original article, it also makes an interesting observation:
    Another remarkable statistic uncovered by the researchers is that half of all P2P users who download copyrighted content also buy digital content online. This means that if these users were disconnected from the Internet under the new law, the music industry would lose customers and thus revenue.

    Emphasis mine.

    Kicking "pirates" off the 'net won't just stop them from being pirates. It will eliminate any means by which they can become paying customers. Considering that "pirates" are bigger customers than non-"pirates," this means you'll lose almost all of your online business, and probably a significant part of your "brick and mortar" business as well.

    That's why I'm waiting to see what effect this will have on legitimate music sales. I'm expecting those sales to drop... dramatically.

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