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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > French “Three-Strikes” Appeared Too Expensive and Ineffective

French “Three-Strikes” Appeared Too Expensive and Ineffective

French “Three-Strikes” Appeared Too Expensive and Ineffective

Added: Friday, August 10th, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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After the country’s “three-strikes” regime, better known in France as HADOPI, was praised by both President Sarkozy and local movie company Gaumont, the Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti suddenly made a shocking announcement. She claimed that HADOPI was not just costing France too much money, but also failed to improve the availability of legitimate content.


As you might remember, HADOPI was suggested by President Nicolas Sarkozy in order to tackle piracy and discourage file-sharing. After the law came in force, Sarkozy was very happy with the results, claiming that 95% of users who got the first notification stopped infringing copyright, according to a report covering the year 2011.

However, it turned out that the country’s new Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti didn’t agree and promised not to support the “three-strikes”. In the interview, the new minister said that the law is actually costing France too much money, particularly with the economic crisis happening around. Aurélie Filippetti pointed out that in financial terms, 12,000,000 euros annually and 60 officers is a very expensive way to send a million e-mails. She promised to ask that funding of HADOPI is greatly reduced as part of budgetary efforts. However, it is unclear how much her “reduced” means. Anyway, that is expected to be established sometime in September 2012.

The French “three-strikes” keeps working: according to HADOPI’s statistics for this past June, 340 unique Internet accounts are already on their 3rd strike and are to be closed under the law. Aurélie Filippetti doesn’t agree with the established kind of punishment and says that the suspension of broadband connection is a disproportionate sanction against the end goal. In addition, the Minister is disappointed with the copyright law failing to promote and create legitimate services in order to reduce the number of infringements.

The Culture Minister has no idea what will become of this institution, but she says that one thing is known for sure: the law hasn’t fulfilled its mission to create alternative legal offers. In the meantime, the experts are looking forward to a meeting to discuss the future of HADOPI, led by former Canal+ director Pierre Lescure, sometime in the following months.

August 10th,2012

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Date:  Friday, August 10th, 2012

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posted by (2012-08-10 20:23:22)
No avatarsee that's just it with this anti infringement crap. its just to make money. it has absolutely nothing to do with with breaking ANY so called laws or even loosing money.

posted by (2012-08-10 21:22:59)
No avatarstupid french, after the first notice everyone bought a vpn. im afriad, how many vpn services actually support this whole internet privacy invasion issue. if i where a media corp, id set up a legit looking vpn service to funnel money into my anti vpn funds, while i purchase hackers after satisfactory progress has been made to hunt down my subscribers using everything available that is not related to vpn. we need some good hackers or ppl that know whats up to test these vpns out there, because everynow and then my btguard connected to netherlands will jump to uk during the day, i checked with ip checker, and recently they announced that netherlands gets a bandwidth boost and i connect manually, so is it compromised? when i has for help does a douche bag monkey refer me to there website? yes, so ive tried private internet access, it installs too much crap, and aside from the internet connection it even slows down my pc, when i sleep i torrent when i wake up with a full night of that private internet access on my pc is sluggish, i recently reformatted just in case, but i noticed that mbam protection and perrblock where blocking out going and incoming connections even with u torrent off. so im done with both btguard and pia, not to mention nortent power eraser and a couple other anti virus flag pia.exe as some bullsh!t, so no i have privacyio, sadly they dont yet allow me to select which country to choose, i originally wanted to get crypto cloud because its terms o f service and its apperent usage by ppl that need vpns for things other than torrenting, but then the owner got arrested the day i was trying to buy it, and the website was down then mysteriously came back up with no word on the matter, so i chickend out, and kinda thought, well cryptocloud sounds like a cyber terrorist haven and maybe there compromised. we need a good list made by hackers for free internet users that can some how find out and test these vpns, see how they work if they work if theres anything suspicious about them, and then see if the money can be followed. cuz votes vs money? money always wins and there goes our freedom.

posted by Blocked (2012-08-10 23:12:53)
skreamer avatarWell I read that article differently clamo in that HADOPI is not making money but costing (too much) money.

Funny old world.

posted by Blocked (2012-08-10 23:22:29)
skreamer avatarLOL I just got a fittin avatar

And on the plus side once again my DL speeds exceeded my speed limit . Maybe I've been upgraded!

posted by (2012-08-11 03:09:02)
No avatar@skreamer: you are not seeing the point of my comment, yes its expensive......but who is collecting it? "12,000,000 euros annually" Id say the entertainment industry as they are the ones that wanted it passed. so you think they really cared how much it was to have the bill enforced? hardly.

posted by Blocked (2012-08-11 23:43:10)
No avatarFrenc 3 strikes is TOTALLY CONTRARY TO HUMAN RIGHTS if they actually suspend anyone's internet access.

posted by Blocked (2012-08-12 21:39:37)
skreamer avatar@clamo. The money goes to a Government Agency. The Name HADOPI is an abbreviation of the Agency's name (Haute Autorité pour la Diffusion des Œuvres et la Protection des Droits sur Internet).

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