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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    Ben, 25 Oct 2010 @ 1:47pm

    Should we question the numbers?

    Some more analysis would be welcome here. If the numbers are correct, they have created a monster. The problem is that they sound hyped up, for propaganda purposes (you can run but you can't hide...).

    Twenty-five THOUSAND per day? That adds up quickly. 175,000 in a week. 700,000 in a month. France's internet users won't last long... But of course, these are not unique users; how many people will then manage to rack up three notices in a month or two?

    And I may have missed something, but where, exactly, does the entertainment industry get these IP addresses? I assume they monitor bittorrent traffic -- but how much of it? How effective are the infringement trackers in rooting out infringers of their content (or their clients' content)?

    With so many receivers of infringement notices, there should soon be a wave of disconnections -- perhaps Hadopi will brag about that too. I doubt those that are disconnected will remain silent -- we should find out then whether this number has any basis in reality. My feeling is that it is incredibly inflated.

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