French Authorities Send Out 4,000 Copyright Notifications DailyAdded: Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
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Hadopi is the country’s government authority bearing responsibility for controlling digital piracy and protecting copyright owners. The agency has so far brought around 650,000 Internet users to court as well as 60 repeat offenders under investigation since the moment of its creation back in January last year.
The activity report dated last year reveals a change in consumer behavior as French Internet users has begun to switch to legitimate services, according to the agency’s president. The so-called “graduated response system” includes notification e-mails to suspected online pirates that are caught downloading copyrighted content. In case those who have already been warned once fall under Hadopi’s radar again, they will get a registered letter notifying the user of the legal consequences of their online behavior. This 3rd and the last step of the “three-strikes” process could face the digital pirate with the full punishment of the country’s legislation. The penalties in question include a 1,500 euro fine plus suspension of their Internet connection.
Meanwhile, the president of the commission for the protection of copyright has been assigned with introducing the above mentioned “three-strikes” system. According to her, around 4,000 warning letters are sent by the agency on a daily basis. She has also mentioned that the “3-strikes process” is initially developed to serve only as a reminder of the legislation, but in case the online user infringes they will fall under the full extent of the French copyright legislation.
It has also been recognized that there is still a lot of work to do. Hadopi revealed that the agency’s plans for 2012 are to consider how and why legitimate alternatives in the field of entertainment content are struggling to meet public expectations. The French copyright body encouraged the labeling of websites that offer legitimate material. Hadopi now also strives to create an Internet portal referencing legitimate offers in order to improve their visibility.
France is not the only country that has introduced a copyright legislation of this kind. However, the results are still unessential even in the countries that have lived over a year under this law.
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
|posted by (2011-10-12 16:40:08)|
|vpn and seed boxes it is for the french|
|More money to mega-rich sickos, and less access for poor or very poor people. really don't know what the world is coming to . . .|
|The french really dont understand there constituents, do they? The problems with legitimate services is, Cost and Availability.|
Youre only avialible media in france, thats legitimate is... DVD, Blu-Ray and Online Streaming Services. MP3 Distribution of Music is a Copyright Violation, even when there licensed.
DVDs/Blu-Ray's - are Way too expensive for large-volume purchase, for the average person.
Streaming is in-practical for long-term playback, as it limits usually the amount you can play back, when and you still have to take in cost/Bandwidth requirements into account...
Now, if there were services, offering Distribution of encoded video/audio files, that could be played back on any supported device of the codec. That was offered at low-cost(1-2 Eur) and was distributed in such a way that it would be able to be downloaded at any time, to prevent bandwidth related issues. The Consumer would gladly pay it, as long as it was bundled with a "Streaming" Package. As at 1-2 Eur, 20 movies a month would still cost 40 Eur. a month. Which is still Quite expensive for some.
|posted by (2011-10-17 15:55:49)|
|that really sucks|
tnx for the article
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