French “Three-Strikes”: Very SlowAdded: Friday, December 17th, 2010
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France has formally put into effect the “Creation and Internet” legislation around 2 months ago, but the results are still quite modest. In fact, it seems that they have yet to warn as many alleged file-sharers as the entertainment industry had hoped.
French “Creation and Internet” legislation is actually a controversial “three-strikes” measure designed to fight peer-to-peer in France. The law was first proposed over two years ago and formally passed in September 2009. However, during the discussion it was claimed unconstitutional, or at least its part where a special agency called HADOPI, instead of a judge, was allowed to disconnect infringers from the web.
David El Sayegh, French labels trade body director general, admitted that the entertainment industry has already been identifying and revealing the IPs of over 25 thousand alleged file-sharers a day. Besides, it recently increased their daily submission twice, to 50 thousand. However, it appeared that the agency is now notifying just 2 thousand IPs a day, which constitutes only 4% of what the industry hopes for. Meanwhile, the country’s Minister of Culture was sure they would manage to send at least 10 thousand notifications a day.
Nevertheless, it seems that the attempt to reach the goal of 50 thousand would be extraordinarily expensive for the country. As Jean-Claude Larue, the general delegate of the Union of Publishers Leisure Software, has estimated, it would cost approximately 46 thousand dollars a month to monitor a mere hundred of titles and collect 25 thousand IP addresses of file-sharers alleged of copyright infringement. Consequently, the cost of monitoring 10 thousand titles to warn 50 thousand IP addresses would cost the country and entertainment industry millions if not billions per year.
Mireille Imbert-Quaretta, the president of the Commission for Protection of Rights, admitted that they would not be able to process 50 thousand referrals per day, but perhaps they will manage it in the end. Meanwhile, he pointed out that nothing limits the industry to sending the first mail. The whole process is supposed to be defined by the Commission for Protection of Rights, which understands that treating only a part of complaints can’t be a goal.
December 17th, 2010Posted by:
Friday, December 17th, 2010
|What is really happening is these people the "copyright holders" are ignoring a basic business know how. The market. They are refusing to even consider the thought - why are all these people doing this? Hmmmm..|
Are all these people just plain thieves??
Or the possible thought but not likely is - could it be all these people are just plain fed up with the poor quality of entertainment we have been providing them at stupid ridiculous price we demand since we have a monopoly on the "entertainment Industry"?
The market - PEOPLE will do things that will clearly indicate who is working and not working; why do you think product manufacturer's and marketing companies use control groups to test and see what the "public" may like?
All this whining and crying because the French Government isn't moving fast enough on the tens of thousands of claimed violators id pathetic.
I can see the high possibility that even all the crooked politicians will tired of all this and ALL THE HUGE EXPENSE being demanded THEY expend instead of the "Copyright" holders as it should in any civil complaint. There is a possibility when the MPAA, RIAA, BREIN, and other have whipped themselves into such a foaming at the mouth frenzy - the Governments will stop ans change the laws now in effect.
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