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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    Will, 25 Oct 2010 @ 1:42pm

    When a notice is not a notice

    Mike,

    The story may have got lost in translation. Notice, in the French Hadopi context, is when a file has been detected on the network. "Notice" in the English speaking countries of UK and USA is a notification to the ISP customer. You cant easily track and detect 25,000 files a day, but then you make a decision as to how many infringers should be notified. Notifying customers costs money, the marginal cost of detection is closer to zero given the infrastructure.

    Can't promise this is 100% accurate but pretty sure I've got it right - hope this helps you and your readers.

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