French Citizens Ready to Receive “Three-Strikes” LettersAdded: Monday, October 4th, 2010
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Last week the French government officially enforced its anti-piracy legislation with HADOPI sending out over 800 notices to Internet service providers asking them to reveal the identities of file-sharers suspected of unauthorized downloads of copyrighted content.
Today several broadband providers are reported to already respond to those requests, and the French Commission on Human Rights Protection for Internet Piracy has taken the decision that the first wave of the notifications or “strikes” is scheduled to be sent out within a week, right after the opening of the official site Hadopi.fr.
Nevertheless, the government is already experiencing an interesting obstacle in this process due to an inadvertency related to how the service providers are expected to respond to the notices. The law does specify that alleged infringers should get notifications via email, warning them of their violations, but at the same time Internet service providers aren’t obliged to submit the identities of the file-sharers in question in electronic form. HADOPI says broadband providers have to just reveal personal details and information within the time limit of eight days after the submission by the above mentioned commission to protect the rights of technical information needed for identifying the alleged users. Still, the law never specified how such information should be submitted. The result of this oversight was that several identities have already been submitted in printed form on ordinary sheets of paper.
HADOPI, the country’s copyright legislation, constitutes a part of the French “Creation and Internet” legislation. It stipulates the implementation of the controversial “three-strikes” regime in order to fight peer-to-peer networks and their damaging effect. The law was first proposed over two years ago and then was formally passed last fall, but not after first before being decided unlawful that not a court but a mere agency HADOPI was supposed to have a right to disconnect French citizens from the Internet.
Today, when the government received the fist names of the suspected subscribers, the country’s government will undoubtedly start sending out the first notifications (or “strikes”) within one week. Let’s watch the first “three-strikes” experiment in progress.
October 4th, 2010Posted by:
Monday, October 4th, 2010
|crazy, my guess is this is going to cuase chaos within the french court system when people challenge hadopi, they need to prove beyond doubt that your the infringer, and thats a very hard thing to do !, hadopi are acting like they are judge and jury, and thats bad|
|Wouldn't it be funny if someone sat outside their office and hacked into their wireless network and the ISP returned their address 3 times and had to cut off their internet. At least it's not the same 3 strikes law as in the USA. 3 strikes = 25 to life||
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