Internet Piracy On The Increase In France Despite The Introduction Of Harsh New Law’s Added: Monday, March 29th, 2010
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With the recent introduction in France of the new "HADOPI"(High Authority of Diffusion of the Art Works and Protection of the (Copy)Rights on Internet) bill, which is based on the three strikes policy of,
1. The IP address holder receives and email from their ISP, containing details of the time the alleged infringement occurred. Then they will be monitored by their ISP, and also advice on how to filter out illegal copyrighted material.
2. The ISP provider will monitor the IP address for approximately six months, and where a duplicate breach is committed a certified letter will be sent to the IP address holder’s residence. This will include the same information as contained in the original email.
3. If infringements of copyrighted material continue, or there has been no action taken by the IP address holder to rectify the situation, The HAOPI, or ISP or the copyright owners can initiate procedures to disconnect the internet services of the person accused for up to a year, and they are added to an “Internet Blacklist” banning other ISP’ from providing them an internet connection.
It was expected to see a drastic drop in the amount of pirated material on the computer of France, due to the stringency of the bill.
But thanks to a loophole in it, the amount of pirated material accessed in France since the bill was passed has actually grown in general by three percent.
It has been shown that while the actual amount of infringements committed through PSP connections (users known as “HADOPI Pirates”) has decreased by around two and a half percent, the overall increase is down to the network user’s switch from P2P connections to the use of alternative such as direct downloads site like Radidshare and online streaming sites which presently are not covered by these laws.
These unexpected results were discovered after researchers associated with the University of Rennes carried out a survey of a group of 2,000 citizens. Although there has been no action taken by HADOPI as of yet, the results discovered that approximately 15% of the P2P community questioned had ceased to use their normal networks, and changed to other networks to retrieve their materials from.
The biggest concern now is that these alterative sites’s are to a greater extent more organized than that of the P2P system of connections, and would be easier to put pressure on to make them capitulate to the HADOPI laws.
For being users of the P2P networks we all know ourselves that most of us actually spend more on music, DVD’s and other materials than we did before we started using these networks, it’s been the case of download and try before you buy, and this has yet again been proven in another survey of the P2P community. The researcher’s results found that a large quantity of these “pirates” actually purchase an extensive amount of legal materials.
27% of all online media consumers are users of P2P networks, while another 23% regularly look to the use of direct download and streaming media. The research also found that 70% of those questioned did not take part in the infringement of copyrighted material online, instead they used legal sites, 48% used YouTube, 43% used Deezer or 22% used I-tunes
Surprisingly enough the use of P2P networking was second in the list of the use of copyrighted content with 14%, and above that is the use of illegal streaming sites at 20%
As this is the first case of research being carried out on the P2P community in France since the introduction of the HADOPI and as there have been no signs of any actual enforcing the bill yet, it can only be taken as and assessment of the state of copyright infringement at this point in time. However as the HADOPI basically states that copyright infringement is P2P file sharing it does leave these other alternative measures available to user’s, but will those in power not take this research to toughen the existing law’s?
However the report also shows one vital piece of information that they have not really mentioned. No matter what laws and obstacles are thrown in our path we WILL find other ways to gain access to the materials we want, and then share it with the whole world for FREE!
A copy of this report (French Language) can be found here
I am also in the process of translating this document, so if you would like an English language version please PM me.
March 29th, 2010Posted by:
Monday, March 29th, 2010
|posted by (2010-03-29 15:37:07)|
|Good work by the french government.Guys,dont mind me saying this but honestly i am against piracy still i download using P2P but what to do they charge too much for what they offer even if it is a time wasting game.Sharing does not cause harm but funding the criminals can cause you harm in a big way.In fact piracy is supported by the underworld and the mafia.So the french government has done a great job in taking control but it will take some time to fully implement this bill. 8 )|
|posted by (2010-03-29 18:11:10)|
|Supported by the underworld and the mafia....HUH????|
|posted by (2010-03-29 19:18:19)|
|yeah this is a fact the underworld and mafia earn most of their money through this.|
|@ iamezaz, the term pirate is used by the governments and corporations,to make the P2P world sound evil/bad and nasty.And it covers anyone such as yourself,and me.I do agree that as you state "In fact piracy is supported by the underworld and the mafia" but its unfortunate that all these governments/corporations still target and make examples of ordinary everyday people,when was the last time you heard of an organized crime syndicate being brought to court over pirating? tho could mention loads of cases where ordinary citizen where branded pirates and got huge fines but they never made a cent from their exploits.|
In the end its the ordinary folk,the poor,the students that can only access the content they require to perhaps to advance their lives through education that they could not get any other way,will be the ones to suffer. Viva le P2P revolution!
The bill is actually now a law but there has never been a recorded case of it being used yet,which makes me think was it rushed through and passed,and now found to have some major flaws in it?so they cant use it?
|This is what really sucks. The perception is now firmly entrenched in the eyes of Joe Punter that ANYONE who uses P2P is a pirate. The media here in Australia have jumped right on the bandwagon as well. Illegal Piracy in the same sentence as P2P. And of course the old chestnut Internat Pirates/Piracy. Unfortunately its too late to reverse the public mindset. If you use P2P you are a filthy grubby little individual with questionalable morals and conduct. I guess they mean me...|
|posted by (2010-03-30 03:38:39)|
|Kickass keep fighting France we need you to in this battle of Internet Freedom.|
|posted by (2010-03-30 04:05:49)|
|Well.you dont know the inside story unclealf and the inside story is that underworld and mafia funds these things.If you dont believe me just google it and you will come to know big time.And one more thing the ordinary citizens just to get educated cannot take a wrong step for e.g. if you want clothes will you murder someone for that huh.these things can be done in a polite manner in a right manner.thus, no harm is caused to anybody.and one more thing you cannot bring a criminal organization to court didn't i tell you the fund and support they do it all from behind the scenes.So,how can a government any government bring criminals who are hiding somewhere else to court.|
|lol go France !!|
|@iamezaz ...dude sharing is our right ..and there r many other things which r more important for a gov. but they r all trying their best to shut p2p coz these big labels r behind them ...it is not possible for us to get hold on to most of the things if we try legally...what they mean basically is if i buy a book or a dvd n give it to my friend to see then they will sue me for that ...i ve been doing it since i was a kid only p2p is bigger and also i would like to know how much profit they need on a product is there a limit or its limitless ...their greed for more has made people turn to piracy...and its like skin business its always been there in some form so they cant get rid of it ....|
|posted by (2010-03-30 16:12:07)|
|@jammybaby sharing is our RIGHT i dont deny that but we have to share in a right way For e.g. if you open up a multimillion gaming company and your newly developed game which it cost you your fortune is leaked on the net and millions are downloading it how would feel is that what you call sharing i would lke to here your anwser ASAP.|
|@iamezaz, let me quote you here "the inside story is that underworld and mafia funds these things" So your saying that site's like ET,are funded by criminal's? I dont think so.I think you mean the criminals are funded from the profit they make by abusing the PSP community who share files and information for free,while the criminals use it gain profits from the sale of copied files on a large scale.So in reality you are only funding the criminals if you purchase their dodgy DVD's|
"And one more thing the ordinary citizens just to get educated cannot take a wrong step for e.g. if you want clothes will you murder someone for that huh" ???? dont know where this came from? its well known in a lot of the less fortunate and impoverished countries when perhaps there is not any form of local school or educational system or it will be too expensive for a person to educate themselves that they have had to resort to the use of P2P networking to gain information and education.As for wanting clothes and murdering someone for the,well i would rather stick to shoplifting that way you dont get blood stains on your nice new clothes.
"and one more thing you cannot bring a criminal organization to court didn't i tell you the fund and support they do it all from behind the scenes" So I was to organize my own criminal gang.then I would never be arrested! cool!.If the gang was doing enough crimes,then they would surely be found out and then investigated by the police/government and organizations like the MPAA.
Going back to the first point I raised,if you are saying that the underworld and mafia fund these things like P2P,then as part of the P2P community you must be a criminal!
|posted by (2010-03-30 20:22:58)|
|Well to answer your first para i have to say that First thing ET will not open a site just to give us free service now a days everybody is thinking about how to make profit but i don't know maybe ET's strings are pulled by some criminal organization who knows perhaps do u know ET personally i guess NO and just because ET has made you an almost admin doesn't mean that u will go on praising ET and yes i mean criminals are funding and being funded also.I don't buy pirated DVD's rather i download from an authorized site and sometimes P2P as an other option.So i dont think so that i m funding the criminals.|
Answer to ur 2nd para-What rubbish are u writing about i was trying to state a primary example that's it where from all these crap came into your"dont know where this came from? its well known in a lot of the less fortunate and impoverished countries when perhaps there is not any form of local school or educational system or it will be too expensive for a person to educate themselves that they have had to resort to the use of P2P networking to gain information and education.As for wanting clothes and murdering someone for the,well i would rather stick to shoplifting that way you don't get blood stains on your nice new clothes"!!!! this is rubbish and try to be correct your sentences so that i can understand you properly.
Now to answer your 3rd para respectively-Heyy sweety uncle in which century are u living you said"So I was to organize my own criminal gang.then I would never be arrested! cool!.If the gang was doing enough crimes,then they would surely be found out and then investigated by the police/government and organizations like the MPAA".Now a days gangs are sophisticated,modernized,well organized internationally and they don't leave a mark of their presence and even if they get caught they can pull some strings and get out instantly in a snap.One more thing to keep in mind what organizations are you talking about they are all corrupted in one way or the other(refer to para 1 making profit main motive)to answer your last two lines"We are all sinners one way or the others".
|@iamezaz, "i have to say that First thing ET will not open a site just to give us free service" Well then how much do you pay to get your downloads here then? yes All business are designed to make a profit,but ET is more about the P2P community,with the option to pay a nominal VIP membership to help with running costs. ET made me an AA,because I wanted to help and give back to the community that I get my material from,and who says I will go on praising them,I always speak my mind and if I dont like it they will know. |
for number 2 I cant understand where murder and clothes fit into the conversation? "this is rubbish" is it? think not,its called sarcasm. and again for answer three,me thinks the word sarcasm crops up again.I do agree with what you are saying about organized crime and the strings they can pull,but in the end most do get caught and punished.
going back to part one,you say your buy from authorized outlets,how do you know these are not fronts for these ever sophisticated organized crime syndicates? thus making you an accessory to crime.
Oh as I had mentioned in another article post,and with your comment here "I don't buy pirated DVD's" and " So i dont think so that i m funding the criminals." well sorry to say but you are! look at your uploads,are they not copyrighted material or do you own the copyright?
go to go,need to meet a man and buy a dodgy copy of Command and conquer 4 ( sorry but more sarcasm creeping in there!)
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