Only 3.5% of the French Quit P2PAdded: Saturday, May 14th, 2011
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The recent survey of HADOPI revealed that 7% of respondents admitted they or their acquaintances had received a warning. Half of them said they have quit P2P at all. Meanwhile, French government took it wrong and claimed that 50% of all the respondents were encouraged to obtain legal content.
Just as in a saying that a good politician would never let the facts get in the way of the truth, the recent survey over the French “three-strikes” policy reveals the exaggerated figures. The government agency called HADOPI (High Authority for the Protection of works on the Internet) was tasked with implementing the draconian “three-strikes” system in the country. The same agency has recently carried out a research, trying to find out what impact the new legislation has on the Internet subscribers. Specifically, the respondents were questioned how HADOPI influenced their unauthorized downloading habits.
The results of the survey reveal a number of “key figures” in the introduction, but after one read what they’re based on, they would realize that HADOPI actually has minimal, if any impact at all on overall unauthorized file-sharing behaviour.
The results of the research claim that the agency has encouraged half of all Internet users to consume more legitimate works, and that half of them again consider implementation of HADOPI a “great initiative.” The only problem is that both of those figures are simply deceiving.
In fact, just 7% of all the respondents reported that they (or their relatives and friends) received a notification for unauthorized file-sharing. And only half of those 7% admitted they quit P2P entirely, which makes it a mere 3.5% of all the respondents to stop infringe copyright thanks to the new law enforcement. That is considering those 3.5% include 3rd party assumptions that someone else (friend or relative) had really stopped.
Meanwhile, the other statistics claiming that 50% consider HADOPI a “great initiative” is deceiving as well. In reality, as the French website Numerama noticed, that isn’t a question of effectiveness, but the legitimacy of the regime.
As for the previous surveys conducted on the issue, they found that about 50% of respondents doubted the legitimacy of the law, while more than half of them believed the new regime would only serve the interests of certain. In the meantime, 43% stated the legislation had no effect on the unauthorized use of copyright works. Finally, 41% claimed the law infringed on individual freedoms.
May 14th,2011Posted by:
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
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