France Assured Copyright Law Wont’ be Enacted on AutopilotAdded: Monday, January 3rd, 2011
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France finally responded to multiple complaints by rights owners over the fact that the government is actually warning fewer alleged file-sharers than it promised earlier. Now Commission for Protection of the Rights of Internet Piracy announced that the legislation is not a “speed camera”, and its mission is qualitative rather than quantitative.
Although the country’s “Creation and Internet” legislation passed over a year ago and has been officially operating for a few months now, the government admitted that it is not managing to warn as many file-sharers as planned earlier. Now it is explaining to rights owners that it looks for accuracy, not numbers.
HADOPI has already revealed that it only managed to send ISPs 100 thousand IP addresses thus far, while the number of people actually warned is perhaps much lower. Meanwhile, the country’s Ministry of Culture had hoped to warn at least 10 thousand people a day, and is now disappointed by actual rate. On the other hand, country’s labels trade body director general has pointed out that the music industry has been identifying and submitting over 25 thousand IP addresses per day, but the government can’t currently handle that amount.
Today, in an open letter the three-judge panel of the Commission for Protection of Rights is saying that the Commission isn’t a speed camera. Instead, it is captured by the beneficiaries (which are collecting societies), whose sworn officers put to the minutes of finding possible infringements. Provided, by all means, such documents don’t automatically send back a notification to the user. The mission of the law will never be done on “autopilot”, the Commission says, and it also calls to control all stages of the proceedings.
In fact, the panel makes a good point about the worthlessness of ratios between IPs submitted by rights owners for alleged violation and the actual number it sends to broadband providers for identification.
Such news is quite reassuring, especially since “second strikes” start early in January. Anyway, it is clear that if the government is going to cut people off the web, it must make sure the process is not rushed in order to assuage rights owners at the expense of the rights of the defendants.
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Monday, January 3rd, 2011
|Still rather (as in extremely sad...) sad that France, a bastion of liberty and democracy and republicanism is now straight-jackedted to attacking ordinary people at the behest of EXTREMELY wealthy companies. Must be some Rothchild Zionists with a LOT of influence in French Politics!|
|message to CHAZZO125:your commentary is extremely well written and you seemed to have found the real reasons behind those actions and I am proud to see that I am not the only one to think as you do.I am french and not proud anymore for many years now...|
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