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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > IFPI Criticizes the Study Discrediting French “Three-Strikes”

IFPI Criticizes the Study Discrediting French “Three-Strikes”

IFPI Criticizes the Study Discrediting French “Three-Strikes”

Added: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
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
IFPI (The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) criticizes the results of the recent report made by French researchers from the University of Rennes, indicating a 3% increase of copyright violation since the country’s “three-strikes” law passing last September.

The legislation is supposed to turn pirates into customers, by threatening a disconnection from the Internet, alongside with up to 300,000 euro in fines or some jail time. However, most rational people believe that the expected effect on file-sharing most likely won’t be the same as the government might have hoped. According to the study, 2/3 of former P2P users turned to other online sources of copyrighted content, not covered by “three-strikes” law.

Now IFPI criticizes the findings, announcing that it’s too early to estimate the effect of the legislation that has yet to take effect, and calls its results just “nonsense”. They strongly believe it’s impossible to consider the results of the research, conducted before the single case has brought to the court, a definitive judgment. On the one hand, they are right – it’s too early to judge. But on the other hand, the result won’t change anymore. There’re too many things falling outside of the law jurisdiction, and the study only confirmed it. The “tree-strikes” can’t fight streaming services or HTTP-based illegal download sites, as well as VPNs or Usenet, thus making it clear that users will switch to them.

While IFPI is sure that the country has pioneered an actual approach to preventing mass copyright infringement and believes it will prove successful, everyone understands that the lawsuits aren’t able to cure piracy. There’s only way to make people purchase – to give them an incentive to do it. But copyright owners still fail to create the distribution services which customers demand. Some of them even don’t let the customers make backup copies or shift formats. And that is despite the decision of a customer to pay instead of to get the product free from the web! How is that expected to be good for running the business?

The pirates don’t make so much harm; they just offer the better solutions for the issue. And they happen to be a vital part of any market, exactly the one that the industry needs – the competitors.

April 7th, 2010

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Date:  Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Comments (3) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-04-07 11:52:04)
kingtiger01 avatarThey just dont get it, We wont pay for CRAP!!!! if we wanted Manure, we go to a farm. why go to a movie theatre and wait twice as long.

posted by Blocked (2010-04-07 16:48:19)
iamezaz avatarScreww IFPI (The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) piracy rules nobody can destroy it.

posted by (2010-04-08 06:54:18)
4JIMi2sTEXAS0 avatarthanks SaM

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