French Copyright Holders Identifying 25,000 Infringers DailyAdded: Thursday, October 28th, 2010
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Recently David El Sayegh, general director of the French labels trade body, announced that the music industry has been working hard, identifying and submitting to the government the IPs of over 25 thousand alleged infringers every day.
Seems like the French “Creation and Internet” legislation is currently in full swing. The most recent news is that French music industry has been identifying over 25,000 unauthorized file-sharers a day. Although current figure doesn’t reflect the exact amount of how many infringers have been subsequently notified by the government about illegality of their activities, it still points out a trend of what is now possible.
When the “Creation an Internet” law was first proposed more than two years ago, it took the government almost fifteen months to formally pass it last year. However, the law had first been ruled unconstitutional because of the fact that it was supposed to be not a court, but an agency called HADOPI, who received the power to disconnect users from the web.
The law came in effect not such a long time ago, with first notifications being sent out by eager Internet service providers Bouygues and Numericable. Not everything went smoothly, as the ISP Free at first refused to send the email warnings on the government’s behalf, arguing that the Article L331-25 of the Code of IP read that such notifications were to be submitted “through” broadband providers, but not “by” them. Nevertheless, the provider relented when the country’s Minister of Culture issued a decree to amend the above mentioned Code of Intellectual Property just within one week, with the new document clearly stating the providers are “demanded to submit” the notifications to their customers on the government’s behalf. Still, Free is going to appeal the legitimacy of that decree.
Meanwhile, even without the subscribers of Free, the French record labels trade body representative says that the IP addresses of around 25 thousand alleged file-sharers are being identified and submitted every day.
Of course, it is too early to make conclusions about whether the legislation is helping to increase digital music sales, but the observers are agree that it is unlikely to dramatically increase them, if at all. The most predictable scenario is that file-sharers will switch to other services, which are not targeted by the new law.
October 28th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
|merd merd merd|
|ah...so we can swear in french but not in english !....merd, lol....|
|lets try another one, might get et botted with this one....Bastardos|
|nope...so swearing in french it is ! anyway, lets see how the french courts handle 25,000 infingements a day, evry infringer should automaticly appeal the notification, that would tie up the system no end, cause hadopi legally have to investigate if you appeal, wonder how they would handle 1,000,000 appeals !|
|posted by (2010-10-31 23:40:19)|
|well 25.000 a day now what if all those ought start fighting in court? the courts will be so clogged up that all the infringement cases of one week would take years to hear. who in politics could not see this coming? should somebody that is so shortsighted be able to represent the people?||
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