5 million Copyright Infringement Notifications Sent in FranceAdded: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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France has its own "graduated response" system to fight piracy on the Internet and has already sent out over 5 million warnings to alleged pirates. According to the statistics provided by the Hadopi agency, 169 Internet users were referred to the public prosecutor in the first half of 2015, which is 4 times for than in the same period last year
Website blocking and domain name seizure still remain the most popular ways of anti-piracy strategy for the content industries. However, the so-called “graduated response” system is regarded as a useful tool to fight copyright infringement online as well.
Such regimes are used in many countries and are commonly known as “three-strikes”. However, they are promoted as educational in nature, because suspected pirates just receive notifications of breach, which are meant to discourage further infringing behavior. Five years ago, France became one of the first countries to introduce such a warning system, and now the local anti-piracy agency reveals the extent of its operations.
Over this five-year period, a total of about 5 million initial warning notices were sent to French Internet users, about 0.5 million people received repeated notices, and 2,200 Internet users got the third “strike”. After three warnings, a pirate is referred to the public prosecutor, and 169 people have already found themselves in trouble in 2015, up from 46 in the same period last year.
As for overall warnings sent, this past June was the most active month ever – over 230,000 Internet users received a first strike, over 20,000 received a second, and more than 100 people reached the third stage.
Nevertheless, it should be mentioned that the overall volume of notifications being sent out to French users is just a small part of the total number of complaints filed by copyright owners. Indeed, the estimations are that over 37 million complaints from rights owners (alleged instances of copyright violation) have been filed with the anti-piracy body, but many millions have been discarded. At the same time, Hadopi points out that the processing rate is being improved, as about 50% of the 70,000 complaints currently filed by copyright owners each day are being actioned.Posted by:
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
|posted by (2015-07-22 14:41:27)|
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|posted by (2015-07-23 10:36:21)|
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