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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > French President Called Anti-Piracy Law a Success

French President Called Anti-Piracy Law a Success

French President Called Anti-Piracy Law a Success

Added: Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Nicolas Sarkozy claimed that the HADOPI “three-strikes” system paid off, with unauthorized file-sharing visibly reducing. He released some statistics in order to support his claim.


The France’s president acknowledged that the report he referred to consolidated the undisputed pioneering role of the country in the cultural industries’ adaptation to the digital age. It also shows that since the copyright law was passed two years ago, 95% of people who received the first letter in frames of the “three-strikes” regime have stopped downloading illegal content. In addition, 92% of users who received a second warning also gave up infringing the law. Finally, 98% of people who received a 3rd notice showed the same trend. Besides, the usage of P2P also reduced, but it was before passing the law and continued until September 2011.

A number of other reports reveal the same facts; for instance, Nielsen points at a 17% drop in audience levels, though in NetRatings’ opinion, it reduced in 29%. At the same time, Peer Media Technologies claimed that unauthorized file-sharing had dropped by 43%, and ALPA insisted that the decline was of 66%.

Despite the obvious fact that these statistics are questionable and may not reveal an actual change of behavior in file-sharing, the HADOPI’s report still insists they may. Sarkozy announced that since the “three-strikes” first started in France, peer-to-peer use in the country has been steadily declining throughout the last year.

However, the industry experts admit that many governments fail to realize that neither BitTorrent nor other cyberlockers have the purpose to violate copyright. In fact, their primary goal is to facilitate and make it easier for people to share content through the web. For instance, if you use uTorrent or any other BitTorrent application, it makes your IP address visible to copyright owners and activists. Meanwhile, since copyright legislation has become more and more aggressive and confusing, it’s now natural that subscribers started to hide their identities behind proxies or other services. But Nicolas Sarkozy continues saying that due to the success of the “three-strikes”, which was widely used abroad, France had “very strong credibility with its partners in meeting the challenges facing the cultural industries”.

April 2nd,2012

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Date:  Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Comments (20) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-04-02 17:37:08)
No avatarLol again this stupid reasoning : You send people a threatening letter, and then their IP seems to not download anymore, and you think they stopped ? Lol It would be funny to make some polls to know what percentage of those people who "do not download illegally anymore" have subscribed to a VPN or seedbox service at the EXACT SAME TIME they "disappeared" from the government big brother watchlist ? I'd say a good 70 - 75 % (yes, I admit that a few people will probably be scared off by it, mainly old people whose grandchildren have shown them how to use utorrent - for them, they will stop, and ask their grandchildren to download their mp3s for them) .

A funny side-note : I think that the french government only cares about french movies when they hunt copyright infringers - because I download like crazy (24/7, if my bandwidth is not maxed out I feel like I'm wasting it) but exclusively foreign content, and I didn't receive anything - and 2 of my friends, who download maybe a movie every 10 days, but a FRENCH movie, received the Hadopi letter. (Needless to say, they asked around, then tried a few VPNs and seedboxes until they found what was best for them, and now they download A LOT MORE because they feel that if they're paying 5 or 6 bucks a month for it, and are now "invisible" to Hadopi, they may as well go for it).

So thank you Nicolas Sarkozy for making the average user a little more security aware, teaching them about VPNs, seedboxes, proxies, Ip adresses, .... it's nice.

posted by (2012-04-02 17:54:49)
edddy avatarOf course he going to claim success, It's a election year for him, I download everyday using peerblock and i never got a letter.

posted by Turtle (2012-04-02 19:30:51)
No avatarSarkozy needs to climb back in the toy box along with the other action figures.

posted by Blocked (2012-04-03 00:17:01)
Happy_Madison avatarThat's just because the French surrender at the drop of a hat.

posted by (2012-04-03 00:31:40)
TrojanMouse avatarSilly little midget hasn't got a clue...

posted by ET junkiemen (2012-04-03 01:58:46)
4GET avatarhis lenses are going out of date..he needs an upgrade

posted by (2012-04-03 04:27:34)
Rockman avatar" In addition, 92% of users who received a second warning also gave up infringing the law"

Is the president of France a huge idiot or moron? Did 92% really give up infringing the law(?) or are 92% using VPN or proxies or seed boxs their fore they are now bust proof you idiot president and continue on "infringing" underground !

posted by (2012-04-03 05:50:16)
No avatarhonestly I am already considering dropping my isp. see how the isp likes it when I don't have there service. boycott the recording industry and the isp's.
with all the garbage they put out I really don't know y I even bother downloading. if I need to use the internet for just looking up stuff there is such a thing as free wifi and the Libraries have free internet and most of them now rent movie and music for free.

but yes stupid is as stupid does.

posted by (2012-04-03 06:51:16)
Zettabyte avatarfor sure why do the french care if american movies get pirated LOL...Awsome read TYVM for the article

posted by (2012-04-03 09:37:28)
No avatarI would like to see the upload and download stats of the whole country - I ma sure they all stopped downloading.
What an idiot the political propaganda is aimed at the people who are voting for him.

a true indicator would ask the isps if bandwidth has increased or decreased. and if there was no or little movement we can assume that nothing has changed or that the French don't download illegal content.

they probably sent 100 letters
95 people bought a vpn service.
then they sent more letters to the other five people
and four of them bought a vpn
then the last person just got disconnected

yipppe the stats are proven 95% reduction after first letter -98% percent after second letter and a disconnected internet user
Lets tell the stats to the world and spread this to the millions that vote

posted by (2012-04-03 09:54:29)
Boghound avatarIt's an election in a few weeks so "Le Gnat" has to say something!

posted by Blocked (2012-04-03 10:12:39)
No avatarits sad the little gay and his model are DONE

posted by Site FriendET junkieET loverSunTurtle (2012-04-03 12:11:25)
dazpicable avatarWell put @ matt3003 couldnt agree more

posted by (2012-04-03 21:13:07)
Tando avatarHaha its only went down because everyone is now hiding
I REALLY want to see a country that gets the anti-piracy law put in place and letters sent out to have the download rate go through the roof what would they do then?

posted by (2012-04-03 22:35:46)
No avatarThey still can't prove the account holder of the ISP account is the one doing the downloading.

posted by (2012-04-03 22:37:38)
No avatarWould like to see the percent of Americans who use P2P. Thats a lot of cheese to cancel that many people. I wouldn't be investing in the big ISPs right now.

posted by (2012-04-03 22:39:03)
No avatarPiracy evolves anyways. It just got easier using torrents so more people can do it. Us nerds will be unaffected.

posted by (2012-04-05 04:04:21)
Zettabyte avatartrue enough we can always go back to IRC

posted by (2012-04-05 08:07:12)
No avatar"..I download like crazy (24/7, if my bandwidth is not maxed out I feel like I'm wasting it).."


posted by (2012-04-05 15:31:17)
tennvol865 avatarAhh the French. The first to give in to any pressure.ei file sharing, GERMANY, etc...

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