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HADOPI Used to Steal Subscribers Money

HADOPI Used to Steal Subscribers Money

Added: Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The recent news on HADOPI is that the notifications start being sending out, allegedly from HADOPI. The letters are addressed to a certain number of French subscribers accused of copyright violation. It might be all right, if either HADOPI or copyright owners really sent those letters.


Another trouble for HADOPI, which has already faced series of revelations of all sorts, from the questions about who’s going to bear all the expenses to the problems of solving the security and trademark issues.

And here comes another unintended consequence: fraudsters are reported to use HADOPI to scam the unsuspecting subscribers out of their money. The e-mails are fraudulently considered to be sent from HADOPI – the outfit which must oversee the French “three-strikes” legislation. The content of the e-mail urges users to send a certain amount of money or requires their banking data, which could be used later to clean out subscribers’ bank accounts.

HADOPI is fighting back in the attempt to warn subscribers of this scam, but it’s still unclear how they are going to reach all of those users who could become a victim of the fraudsters.

The scheme they are using is quite interesting, just because they use a law for their unlawful advantage. However, the French governments can’t actually be blamed for this problem, though it’s not the first one with HADOPI. In fact, almost any copyright law can be used to steal money from the users – with the right wording, unaware people can be scammed even in countries with very reasonable copyright legislation. Still, a new trouble seems to arise with HADOPI every week. Of course, any legal document may arise some kind of problem, but French “three-strikes” was initially only considered to have a constitutional and a moral problem. However, as the time passed, the public also saw technological, financial and rights problems within it, and the list seems to be only increasing.

What looks scary in this story is that ACTA is planning to bring this kind of law to the rest of the world. For some reason it doesn’t see the results of its implementation in a single country, where it was found to be very problematic. HADOPI now can serve as a warning beacon to some other countries planning to adopt this kind of legislation – at least, one of the HADOPI developers has already admitted it.

September 7th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Comments (2) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-09-08 00:52:08)
menahunie avatarI knew this was going to happen; I mentioned this in a previous post..
It dealt with ISP's requiring any copyright violation notice from an alledged "copyright" holder to prove they have the copyright and are authorized to enforce it..

posted by (2010-09-08 10:53:14)
neurosis avatargreat info thanks sam :)

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