First “Three-Strikes” Notifications Received in FranceAdded: Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
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French Internet service providers Numericable and Bouygues became the first ISPs to officially begin complying with HADOPI copyright law,sending their customers notifications of being suspected of copyright violations. Meanwhile, SFR and Orange ISPs are expected to be next following their example.
Disconnecting users from the web has officially started in the country recently, with a number of the French broadband providers having already sent out letters to their customers, notifying them of alleged illegal activity. A few other ISPs are anticipated to follow suit in the nearest future.
The start of the HADOPI implementation constitutes a part of “Creation and Internet” legislation of France, being the highly controversial “three-strikes” way to battle peer-to-peer in France. The law was first suggested more than two years ago, and was officially passed in September 2009. However, it didn’t happen until first being decided unconstitutional because of the fact that a responsible agency (HADOPI) could disconnect subscribers from the web without court order.
At present, the agency has already sent out several hundreds of demands for identifying the data from Internet service providers. In respond, all of the broadband providers have already confirmed that they are going to comply without causing obstacles. Meanwhile, those providers who refuse to comply would surely face an offense of the 5th class, combined with a fine of approximately $2,000.
The first notification letters were sent to the file-sharers last week by broadband providers Numericable and Bouygues, with two other providers, SFR and Orange, expected to follow their example soon. It’s important to note that the legislation also requires HADOPI to send alleged infringers physical letters through standard mail, too.
The French government has launched a site www.hadopi.fr in order to provide people with an official source of information about the new law, clarifying them the impact of the “three-strikes” efforts. Besides, www.hadopi-data.fr is another source providing data about the rights of the alleged subscribers and the ways they are supposed to respond.
Today the public has enough patience to get first three letters, but after some households lost their Internet connection, it will be interesting reaction to see.
October 5th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
|posted by (2010-10-06 20:34:45)|
|umm... that can't really get on here to bitch now...|
|so that means that isp will lose half if not three quarters of there customers....lol....so the gain of one is the loss of another...seems like a circle...does it not.....pirates take from the media companys, media companys take from isp companys and isp take from us......and on and on and on and on......looking at this its not us that will lose...its the isp company that will be losing out...and its funny how they dont really seem to be protecting their intrests....i bloody would stick up two fingers at media companys....if at anytime i get disconnected for any reason....im jumping in my car and logging onto some big media company network and download from them...and yes it can be done....so they can get 3 strikes aswell|
|posted by (2010-10-06 22:19:16)|
|good comments daportugeezer, so true||
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