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France Claimed It Killed Film Piracy

France Claimed It Killed Film Piracy

Added: Friday, June 1st, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
President of French movie and production company Gaumont made a statement saying that within 7 months of 2011, no French movie was downloaded on the Internet, due to French anti-piracy legislation known as Hadopi.

Gaumont recently released financial report, where its president Nicolas Seydoux (also known as a head of ALPA, the outfit fighting audiovisual piracy) appreciated Hadopi and other entities for successfully killing all digital piracy late last year. This opinion was also shared by the former French president in 2012.

Nevertheless, such statement can’t of course be entirely true, and a number of industry observers, including the French website Numerama, pointed at that. The service said that they could hardly believe that there wasn’t a single incident involving the pirating of the local movies. They also mention another report revealing 110,000,000 audiovisual piracy incidents.

According to ALPA and Gaumont’s claims, unauthorized downloads of films decreased twice in 2011. Moreover, Seydoux claimed that a harder nut to crack was the film streaming services. Meanwhile, he praised the delisting of a number of infringing websites, 3 of which ended up with the arrest and imprisonment of their operators.

Finally, the production company may have political purposes, because the country’s new president François Hollande supported anti-piracy law, though prior to elections he was against it. Still, 2010’s surveys suggested that piracy in the country has in fact increased after Hadopi passed.

In 2 years, unauthorized file-sharing dropped, while so did music sales. This happened despite the tight monitoring of P2P networks – this fact can also say a lot about the officials’ claims.

June 1st,2012

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Date:  Friday, June 1st, 2012

Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-06-01 16:05:36)
No avatarLol it would be so great if they could all (the governments, MPAA, RIAA, film studios ...) be so stupid to believe such things - Hadopi passed, the average internet user got a little smarter (thank you governments for teaching the masses about seedboxes, proxies, vpns, .... - really useful) and a little further underground - a little more "invisible" - and now for political reasons the governments are congratulations themselves for a job well done - RIDICULOUS.

I don't quite understand - apart for pure lack of intelligence - why a film studio would claim such a stupid thing ? Their interest is to always say that it's not enough, that they are still losing millions etc... Is it just that Gaumont people are dumb ? Are they actually thinking that not not a single illegal download of their movies happened last year ?

... Yeah, sure, exactly, piracy is over, you won .... So, case closed, ok ?

posted by (2012-06-01 16:06:55)
1shadowwolf avatarOR its could be that French movies suck and no one wants to watch them, let alone let them waste space on their harddrives....

posted by (2012-06-01 16:27:46)
The_Ritty avatarshadow took the words right out of my mouth.... My Dinner With Andre Phillip Gagnon anyone?

posted by ET junkiemen (2012-06-01 18:38:36)
xxxskfxxx avatarwho the hell wants to download a french film anyway there rubbish

posted by ET junkie (2012-06-01 23:42:52)
No avatarfirst of all, french films suck, 2nd, LOL.

posted by (2012-06-02 02:06:47)
samps avatarwith so many users using torrent and not downloaded a single French movie this obviously means even the French don't like their movies or they are distributing DVDs for free

Anyways you'll get nude scenes in French movies so I like them a bit

posted by (2012-06-02 13:29:12)
edddy avatarI live in France and i download every day, as we speak 7 movies to finish.

posted by (2012-06-02 19:55:35)
No avatarLOL... You guys don't get it.
1) All these Hadopi laws are imposed by the USA, if you don't have some kind of anti piracy law, the US blacklistes you. So not only do they have to pass some laws but to get the US off your back you have to say that it works (or else the US will want you to pass harder laws or really send people to jail).

2) If you pass a law to scare people out of pirate downloading, you have to say that it does work to keep people scared. To make them think that it's only a matter of time for them to get a letter from Hadopi...

posted by (2012-06-02 20:01:07)
No avatarI can't believe the haters on this site about french movies... Look what film got the Oscar for best movie this year : The Artist, a french movie...

Plus you would be surprised how many movie you think are american but are actually french (The name of the rose, True Romance, Terminator 2, etc)... Yes, Terminator 2 : coproduced at 1/4 by Canal +, and Canal+ owned half of the studio that made it... LOL

posted by (2012-06-03 01:33:28)
flycov avatarLOL!

Have U seen THE ARTIST ? (doubt it)
Did U enjoyed watching it ? (if You have seen it)

I mean ... c'mon France have many things to be proud of ... just .... films ain't one of'em.

posted by Blocked (2012-06-03 02:23:53)
No avatarLol all French users for P2P should transfer their DNS to OpenDNS and download DNSCrypt and avoid monitoring, filtering and website blocking.

This makes a complete nonsense of their statistics as non-detectable piracy doesn't show!

Lol tous les utilisateurs français pour le P2P devrait transférer leurs DNS pour OpenDNS et DNSCrypt téléchargement et d'éviter de surveillance, de filtrage et de blocage du site.

Cela rend un non-sens complet de leurs statistiques comme non détectable le piratage ne ​​montre pas!

Vive la France!

posted by (2012-06-03 22:52:35)
ic3m4l3 avatarfrench movies DONT SUK
mesrine,cella 211,more and more
lol idyot
fail on the french part like the more they try block us the more we learn to get round such emasures

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