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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > 4% Of The French Stopped Illegal File-Sharing After Warnings

4% Of The French Stopped Illegal File-Sharing After Warnings

4% Of The French Stopped Illegal File-Sharing After Warnings

Added: Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The recent survey carried out in France revealed that almost 3/4 of P2P users keep to illegally download copyrighted content. Meanwhile, over half of them are promising to be even more vigilant then earlier. As for the remainder, they are not taking any precautions, because they believe that they can’t be identified.


After the country’s “three-strikes” legislation took effect about 3 months ago, many people are now wondering about the kind of deterrent effect it has had on unauthorized file-sharers.

The recent survey revealed that the effect has actually been dismal: in fact, only 4% of P2P users admitted that they quit illegal file-sharing at all for the reason of feeling identifiable. In the meantime, around 15% of surveyed individuals announced that they go on downloading unabated, with 9% of them claiming to be even more vigilant then earlier. The remaining 6% admitted they are not taking any new precautions, just because they believe it’s impossible to identify them.

Those who don’t want to hear about the futility of the new copyright law are recommended to bring their attention to a fact that about 80% of respondents have said that they never download content illegally. In other words, when taken all figures together, it is clear that almost 3/4 of P2P users continue illegal downloading of copyrighted works.

When talking about the first phase of the “three-strikes” graduated response system, it is worth noting how dismal the law has been up to date due to the fact that it has already been called a reason why everyone’s broadband connection will face a rate hike in order to compensate their Internet Service Providers for the cost of complying with the law.

Meanwhile, the 2nd phase of the “graduated response system” is about to take effect quite soon, which means that things may change. However, it’s clear enough that the whole thing has so far been unsuccessful. Moreover, the chances are that it will remain that way. The reason is obvious – most of the file-sharers have already turned to less identifiable methods of downloading like Usenet or VPNs. Actually, it’s hard to believe that French government is unaware of a huge list of possibilities to hide IP-addresses in the Internet.

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Date:  Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Comments (3) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-01-18 21:41:41)
No avatar4% wow that's alot, its more like 3 or 2%. In other words "fail" try again France.

posted by (2011-01-19 01:00:40)
pjth avatarjust food for thought. if everybody that gets supposedly caught fights the legal battle Frances courtrooms would be overfilled for the next 300 years just for the ones caught in one month according to the numbers the RIAA and everybody else claims. so lets forget about drug dealers and murderers it is much more important to bring file sharer to justice. maybe this is worth writing a letter to you local MP about. lets see how long the politics are willing to fight windmils if it means loosing votes. lobbyist only pay you if you are in power and you can only hold on to power if people vote for you.

maybe it needs to get like in California where 45.000 real criminals have been turned free so that the real hardcore criminals that downloaded a movie can be arrested in future.

posted by (2011-01-19 03:05:03)
Rockman avatarLet me see if i have this right, the new laws in france aren t working so the hollywood lawyers in paris can force the goverment to tax even more ips for plan b so i wonder if after plan b fails can the ips s then sue the goverment for refunds ???

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