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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > France Started Prosecution of Millions Infringers

France Started Prosecution of Millions Infringers

France Started Prosecution of Millions Infringers

Added: Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
HADOPI, the very famous controversial French copyright legislation, suggesting “three-strikes” regime, has finally went live this week. At the moment, rights owners are very busy sending out thousands of IP addresses of suspected infringers to broadband providers. Moreover, they promise to increase this figure up to a million just in a couple months. Under the law, the Internet service providers have to reveal the identities of the corresponding accounts to the authorities not later than in one week, otherwise they will face penalties of about $2000 per each unidentified IP address.

The new French legislation called HADOPI enforces the copyright holders with the right to systematically track down suspected copyright violators in order to decline the rate of piracy. Then ISPs are required to identify those suspected infringers so that rights holder could take them to the court after they received three notifications. The court will hear the case and decide which kind of penalty is suitable for the infringer – a fine or disconnection from the Internet.

The French entertainment industry has selected Trident Media Guard, an anti-piracy group, to keep a close watch on unauthorized uploaders in the country and report them. This outfit is already known internationally, as it practices polluting many of the P2P networks with fake content. Now it has started to hunt down tens of thousands of illegal file-sharers.

Meanwhile, one of the largest ISPs is reported to confirm that the first lot of IP addresses has been submitted several days ago. It was the final step prior to sending out notifications to alleged infringers.

The scale of the operation is eye-popping. The rights owners promise to start slowly, submitting “only” ten thousand IP addresses per day. Then, as per official reports, in a few weeks they expect this number to increase up to up to 150 thousand a day.

The ISPs will be required to identify the suspected infringers’ personal data. In case they fail to provide this information within 8 days, they may be charges $2000 in fines per day per each unidentified address. Unlike France, the US court believes that the ISP only has to identify 28 IPs per month, because it causes too much work for it. But French ISPs are obliged to cooperate, and the first infringers are expected to be convicted in a few months. So, it may be the last chance for those victims to switch to the networks that are not monitored under HADOPI, like Usenet.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article


By:
SaM
September 29th, 2010

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Wednesday, September 29th, 2010



Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2010-09-30 03:09:55)
jammybaby avatargosh they want to sue every1 using the internet ...just imagine almost all of us at some point have used a software movie knowingly unknowingly ..so what they want but not saying is to sue each of us somehow and juice out money..they could not stop selling those pirated dvd's sold on the streets and they think by doing this they can earn more n more ..this never ending greed is horrifying..there is no price control on anything these days ..if a product is sold honestly people will surely buy it the legitimate way instead of using illegal means but they wont do that coz they already make tons of money and now they want to play the victim and get more out of their rotten overpriced products ..this really needs to stop coz its stepping in every field !!

2
posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2010-09-30 04:01:45)
fusseltier avatarthe funny thing is, even though they say there is so much piracy, the companies are still making money.
they only want to come after people in western countries, because they have money, people in poor asian countries where piracy is practically allowed, they don't go after because they cant get any money from them.
so in other words, the countries are subsidizing pirated software by extorting money from western countries citizens.

3
posted by Blocked (2010-09-30 08:02:38)
Onyx521 avatarThis is pure BS!!!!!!!! Their greed knows no bounds. It is only a matter of time before they try this in the United States, where greed and corruption rule. The only way to combat this is to hit them where it hurts. Stop buying CD's and DVD's from these greedy corporations and force them into submission and they'll crack.

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posted by Blocked (2010-09-30 08:25:09)
menahunie avatarAt the moment, rights owners are very busy sending out thousands of IP addresses of suspected infringers to broadband providers.
I don't know about French Law; but to take action against someone on an UNFOUNDED ALLEGATION can get your butt sued off here in the States..

The key here is SUSPECTED IN FRINGERS NOT PROVEN IN FRINGERS....

I can just see where this is going; some person(s) spoof as a copyright holder and starts to send millions of violation notices to ISP's, and everyone else.. BUT THEY ARE NOT REALLY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER...LMFAO of that happens and think what all these crooked politicians are gonna think when that happens and how pisses off their constiuants are gonna be.

Another point is these "copyright" holder so far have not been required to prove they are in fact the copyright holders or have a power of attorney or contract to act as the owner or agent in sending violation notices..

The puke who will make out on all the law suits and a court system clogged for many more years than it is is the lawyers..

5
posted by (2010-09-30 16:54:47)
spiritchaser5150 avatarLets think about this a mill subs in a month but we missed 1000 of them At 2k each that's 20k a month. They plan to over swamp them with ip addresses and they win either way. This is a perfect case of abusing the legal system or an attorney who graduated at the bottom of his class for saying we accept without capping it at a reasonable limit (like the 28 per month the us uses.

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posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2010-10-02 17:05:29)
fusseltier avatarmaybe the french can appeal to the EU about this, it might not be legal in the EU.
but when i tried to contact EU MPs about a problem, no one would bother even to reply.
they don't care about the people until they need them.



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